A balanced bourbon, brandy, and (cold) brew cocktail.
Courtesy of NYC-based Cocktail Enthusiast and Amateur Home Bartender Alex Miller, This week’s bourbon and brandy-based Summer Sip doesn’t require a colorful paper straw to enjoy, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
A perfectly blended cold brew cocktail, this one is “not too boozy, nor too caffeine heavy, but balances coffee with the sweetness of Giffard and vanilla simple syrup,” Alex says. “I accidentally combined mint with banana a while back and it was shockingly good, so ever since I’ve wanted to try it in a cocktail. Thankfully it did not disappoint.”
- Crushed ice
- 3 mint leaves
- 1 oz Giffard Banane du Brésil
- 1 oz cold brew concentrate
- 1 oz Eagle Rare Bourbon
- 1 oz Brandy Cardenal Mendoza
- 1/3 oz vanilla simple syrup
- Fill your glass halfway with crushed ice
- In a separate glass or tin, gently muddle your mint and add remaining ingredients
- Pour your ingredients over the crushed ice
And top with more crushed ice
- Garnish with fresh mint