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How to Make a Proven Perfect



Top bartender Allison Widdecombe’s original recipe blends Oolong tea with a Manhattan-inspired formula for a dry, bourbon-forward cocktail. Learn how to make the Proven Perfect cocktail now.


  • 2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • .5 oz Oolong tea-infused ruby port*
  • .5 oz Amère Nouvelle
  • Barspoon Fernet-Branca
  • Garnish: Lemon peel
  • Glass:Cocktail or coupe

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Express the oils from the lemon peel over the drink and drop it into the cocktail for garnish.

*Oolong tea-infused ruby port

  • 8 oz Loose-leaf oolong tea
  • 1–750 mL bottle Ruby port

Combine the ingredients in a bowl or carafe and let sit for 15 minutes. Strain and discard the tea.


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