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How to Make a Bourbon Lift

Bourbon / American Whiskey Liqueurs

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.


  • 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

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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