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