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After Hours Cocktail Recipe

After Hours Cocktail Recipe

The After Hours cocktail is a modern twist on the classic Sidecar cocktail, which was first created during the World War I era. The Sidecar was traditionally made with cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice. The After Hours cocktail swaps out the cognac for bourbon whiskey and adds a few other ingredients to create a richer, more complex flavor profile.

The exact origin of the After Hours cocktail is unknown, but it is believed to have emerged in the late 20th century as a variation of the Sidecar. The name "After Hours" may refer to the fact that the cocktail is often enjoyed as a nightcap or after-dinner drink.

Today, the After Hours cocktail is a popular choice at many cocktail bars and restaurants, and it continues to be enjoyed by whiskey lovers around the world.

The After Hours cocktail is a sophisticated and smooth cocktail that is perfect for sipping on after a long day. Here is how to make it:


  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz honey syrup (1 part honey, 1 part water)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon whiskey, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, egg white, and Angostura bitters.
  2. Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.
  3. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass using a fine-mesh strainer to remove any small egg white clumps.
  4. Garnish the cocktail with a lemon twist or a sprig of fresh mint, if desired.
  5. Serve and enjoy your After Hours cocktail.
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