Look at Me Now
- 2.0 oz. Bourbon
- 1.0 oz. lemon juice
- 0.75 oz. watermelon syrup
- 0.25 oz. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
- 2 dashes Fee’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged bitters
- 1 egg white
Dry shake all ingredients without ice, then shake with ice and strain into coupe.
The character of Kate in the show, in the middle of this song which serves as her introduction, has a great line: “Give me a bottle of bourbon and a half a chicken and I’ll conquer the world!” I just had to do something with bourbon and chicken. I had to.
After pondering a bit the possibility of trying to do some sort of chicken fat washed bourbon (I didn’t ponder it too long) I arrived at the idea of using the egg instead of the chicken. The rest is a bit of a modified sour, with watermelon syrup (riffing on a Southern theme) serving as the sweet. I can’t recall the exact motivation for the allspice dram, but trying the drink again after two years’ time I think it works, and this drink was my favorite of the bunch.
…though a bottle of bourbon and half a chicken sounds good, too.
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