The Abilene cocktail is a modern classic cocktail that was created in the early 2000s by New York City bartender Sam Ross. The cocktail is a variation of the classic Whiskey Sour, but with a few unique twists.
To make an Abilene cocktail, you will need:
- 2 oz rye whiskey
- 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)
- 1/4 oz green Chartreuse
- Lemon twist for garnish
To make the cocktail, add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds, and then strain the mixture into a chilled glass. You can use a rocks glass or a coupe glass for this cocktail, depending on your preference. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve immediately.
The Abilene cocktail is a well-balanced drink that is both sweet and sour, with the herbal notes of green Chartreuse adding a unique flavor to the mix. The rye whiskey provides a spicy kick that balances out the sweetness of the honey syrup, while the lemon juice adds a tart, citrusy note that ties everything together. The end result is a complex and sophisticated cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a warm evening or enjoying as an after-dinner drink.