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Bourbon Lift

Bourbon Lift cocktail / Tim Nusog

The cocktail equivalent of a New York egg cream, this rich and fizzy bourbon drink from bar pro Erik Adkins will thrill the kid inside everyone.


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  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon

  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur

  • 1/2 ounce heavy cream

  • 1/2 ounce orgeat

  • Club soda, chilled, to top


  1. Add the bourbon, coffee liqueur, heavy cream and orgeat into a shaker and vigorously dry-shake (without ice) for 10 seconds. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a Collins glass.

  3. Fill with the club soda, pouring from about 6 inches above the glass.

  4. Wait a few seconds and then add another splash of soda. This will lift the foam above the top of the glass.

  5. Serve with a straw.