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Drink of the Day: Seelbach Cocktail - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Seelbach Cocktail

April 2, 2016 | By |

A good Saturday morning to one and all!  Now that we have all of the false stories and childish plots put to rest for another year and we have survived the day of the fool, I have an interesting and well balanced beverage; perfect for those who like to try something unique.  For those who like bourbon and want something new for your imbibing pleasure, I think I may have something for you here.

To stick with the theme we had yesterday, using a wine as our base for our beverage, today we will be using sparkling wine as the foundation.  The secret to this cocktail is the way it is balanced in regards to taste and smell, keeping in mind that one should use each ingredient of a cocktail to compliment the other parts of the drink.  As in everything else in life, balance is key!

One thing I love about bourbon is the flavor that comes popping out at you once you combine it with other things.  This whiskey seems to love sharing the spotlight and does well in giving you the taste needed to enhance the other factions of the overall drink.  Toning down and losing the rigidness of the bourbon with triple sec, then adding the carbonated characteristics of the sparkling wine, will keep your taste buds dancing and joyfully praising your choice of beverage.  Add to this the aroma of fresh lemon and you have a nice afternoon sipper to enjoy during those afternoon / evening gatherings with friends.

Enjoy your day!


Seelbach Cocktailseelbach 2

3/4 oz. Bourbon Whisky

1/2 oz. Triple Sec

Sparkling wine

3 – 5 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters

Twist of Lemon


Method:  Build in a champagne flute by first adding the bourbon and triple sec to measure.  Top off with sparkling wine.  Add a couple dashes of bitters.  Take a twist of lemon and rub it very gently on the rim of the glass before dropping it into the cocktail.


This Day in History:

1513 – Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon landed in what is now Florida.

1793 – The US Congress authorized the first US Mint in Philadelphia.

1932 – Charles Lindbergh paid the $50,000 ransom to the kidnapper of his child.

2005 – Pope John Paul II died.


Notable Birthday:

Writer, Hans Christian Andersen was born on this date in 1805.

Notable Quote:

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”  –  Jim Rohn



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