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Seelbach Cocktail

Posted by Reese on 2009-11-03 @ 01:56pm

Named for, and created at, the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, KY the Seelbach Cocktail sounds like a seriously delicious libation.  This drink is an old one, dating from 1917 and had been lost since before Prohibition.  As noted in Vintage Cocktails and Spirits (of which there is a new version) this drink was rediscovered in 1995 by the hotel’s restaurant director and was set to be offered in the hotel with the ingredients remaining a secret.  At the urging of the Regan’s the recipe was allowed to be printed in their 1997 book New Classic Cocktails.  From the look of things I’ll owe them a most sincere thank you for said actions.  Enough banter, let’s get mixing.

Seelbach Cocktail (Joy of Mixology)
3/4 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Triple Sec
7 Dashes Angostura Bitters
7 Dashes Peychaud's Bitters
4 oz Chilled Brut Champagne
Orange Twist
1) Build in the order given in a champagne flute
2) Garnish with an orange twist