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Drink of the Day: Stiletto - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Stiletto

September 28, 2015 | By |

I love the taste of a good bourbon.  Especially over a ice and with a twist.  The twist tends to round out the aroma and flavor of this fine American spirit.  But, sometimes I need to change it up a bit; not to hide too much of the flavor of my favorite liquor, but to bring out other notes with ingredients that enhance the overall imbibing experience.  This cocktail is just what I need to kick it into high gear.

Since 2007, September has been considered National Bourbon Month here in the United States.  I thought it may be a good idea to finish the month with bourbon cocktails.  The Stiletto is a great start of the week cocktail, enjoying as an aperitif or while kicking back, enjoying some good music and relaxing to finish off the day.  Adding a little fresh lemon juice and just a touch of amaretto does well to compliment the sweet back flavor of this American whiskey.

Without further ado, here is something to ensure you are having a wonderful start to your week.  Enjoy and cheers!


Stilettostiletto 2

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

Splash of Amaretto


Method:  Build this into an old fashioned glass filled with ice by pouring in the bourbon to measure.  Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.  Add a splash of amaretto.  Stir and serve.


This Day in History:

1542 – Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived at present-day San Diego.

1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players were indicted in fixing the 1919 World Series in what was dubbed “The Black Sox Scandal”.

1967 – Water Washington became the first mayor of the District of Columbia.

1989 – Philippine president Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii.

1991 – Jazz great Miles Davis died.

2003 – Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win at Wimbledon, died.


Notable Birthday:

Television personality, Ed Sullivan was born on this date in 1901.

Notable Quote:

“The public is like a piano.  You just have to know what keys to poke.”  –  Al Capp, American cartoonist who happened to be born on this date in 1909.



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