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Count Turf

Here is a cocktail I constructed based upon the 1951 Martini.  (Click on the link to find a nice write-up on The Everyday Drinking Blog.)

I had trouble with the name, until I discussed the drink with my friend, Ben, of the above said, Everyday Drinking Blog.  His suggestion was to name the cocktail after the horse which won the Kentucky Derby in 1951, Count Turf. Since the Kentucky Derby is synonymous with great Kentucky Bourbon I immediately agreed.

Count Turf (version 1)

Maraschino Liqueur
2 oz Kentucky Bourbon
Small ice chunks
Orange Slice

Chill your cocktail glass until it is very cold
aromatise it with Maraschino Liqueur.
In a metal shaker partially filled with small ice chunks, stir a healthy splash of vermouth to coat the cubes and dissolve any very small pieces of ice.
Discard the liquid, retaining the ice.
Pour in 2 oz  bourbon.
Strain into the aromatised cocktail glass and garnish with an orange slice.


Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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