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  Box car.

Try ordering a side car at your local watering hole and youíre likely to get one of about a million different variations on the tasty, boozy beverage. Iíve had them made with a variety of ingredients, including sour mix for some ungawdly reason. Iíve had them served in martini glasses, highball glasses, plastic cups and even once, a pint glass. To muddy the waters, Iím adding my own variation to the mix, but calling it a box car. But, this tasty concoction uses bourbon instead of brandy because, well, bourbon is better.

Ingredients.

  • 1 part bourbon (Mitchters is the best, but almost any bourbon is good, except Jack Daniels)
  • 1 part triple sec (or Grand Marnier if youíre feeliní hoity toity)
  • 1 part lemon juice (meyer lemon is best)
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • Lemon slice for garnish
  • Ice (crushed works best)

Tools.

  • Jigger or shot glass
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Martini glass
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Torque wrench (not really ... just making sure you're paying attention)

Steps.

  1. Pour bourbon, triple sec, simple syrup and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with a healthy amount of ice and shake until you either loose a filling or the contents inside are suitably chilled.
  2. Strain into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  4. Enjoy.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4.
 
         
     

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