Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Bourbon Cocktails

Moment of Clarity

This complex cocktail from bar pro Austin Carson brings the fresh flavors of banana, coconut water, and smoked yerba mate tea to a spirituous combination of bourbon, amaro, and absinthe.


  • 1 3/4 oz Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon
  • 3/4 Banana liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Amaro di Angostura
  • 1/4 oz Angostura bitters
  • 3/4 oz Coconut water
  • 1 dash Absinthe
  • 2 g Smoked yerba mate tea


  1. Combine all ingredients except the tea in a tabletop electric tea kettle.

  2. Bring to a boil and quickly remove.

  3. Place the tea in a tea strainer, and place the strainer over a pouring vessel.

  4. Pour the hot cocktail over the tea, and discard the tea.

  5. Add a large ice cube to an Old Fashioned glass.

  6. Slowly pour the hot mixture over the ice cube.

  7. Express a lemon twist over the cocktail and discard. Serve.