How to Make a Bourbon Lift

How to Cocktail: Bourbon Lift

The cocktail equivalent of a New York egg cream, this rich and fizzy bourbon drink is absolutely delicious. Top San Francisco bartender Erik Adkins shows you how to make a Bourbon Lift.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • .5 oz Heavy cream
  • .5 oz House Spirits Coffee Liqueur or other coffee liqueur
  • .5 oz Almond orgeat (bottled or homemade)
  • Club soda
  • Glass: Fizz or Collins

PREPARATION:
Add all the ingredients except the club soda to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 10 seconds and double-strain into an 8-ounce Fizz or Collins glass. Fill with club soda, pouring from about 6 inches above the glass. Wait a few seconds and then add another splash of soda—this will “lift” the foam above the top of the glass. Serve with a straw.


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  • awillett5465 posted 1 year ago

    What is a lift? Why create a new last name for a drink, unless you don't know the old one? This TYPE of drink has been known as a Puff since at least 1883. Like so much of modern mixology, this is re-creating the wheel in such a vacuum of traditional knowledge that the creator doesn't know there ever was a wheel before. At least it is laughable.

  • awillett5465 posted 1 year ago

    What's a lift? Why create a new last name for a drink, unless you don't know the old one? This TYPE of drink has been known as a Puff since at least 1883. Like so much of modern mixology, this is re-creating the wheel in such a vacuum of traditional knowledge that the creator doesn't know there ever was a wheel before. At least it is laughable.

  • michaeljdaubenyahoocom78976634 posted 2 years ago

    Orgeat is a sweet syrup made from almonds, sugar and rose water. It's a common ingredient in many tiki cocktails.

  • irishmamaw posted 2 years ago

    What is almond orgeat?


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