goliath’s downfall

1 1/2 oz bourbon

1 oz cynar

1/2 oz st. germain

1/2 oz lime juice

2 thin slices cucumber


muddle cucumber.  cover with ice.

combine ingredients and shake.

strain into a bucket over fresh ice.

no garnish.


my friend david’s bartender challenge, which was to mix bourbon with cynar and some citrus, and make something bittersweet.  it’s a little more interesting without the st. germain, but it does take a little of the edge off the bitterness in the finish.


About Dallas Taylor

Dallas Taylor is the grandson of a rum-runner, a valedictorian, a handyman, and a good Catholic girl. He lives and writes in Port Angeles, WA, and builds things for a living in his spare time.
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