Buster Brown2

Buster Brown

Buster Brown

* 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
* 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
* 2 dashes orange bitters
* Splash of simple syrup
* Lemon twist for garnish

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.

Like the Mark Twain cocktail, I think this one could use a slightly increased amount of whiskey. Maybe it’s just me though; while I think both of these are a bit too lemony, Sarai thinks they’re fine the way they are.

This one is for Kevin, who I mentioned it to the other day, and for Lauren, who’s looking for more good bourbon cocktails.

Recipe from The Art of the Bar.

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Lauren | slightlyperfervid.blogspot.com

Sounds delicious! This definitely would not be too lemony for me. One of my standard after work drinks that I make myself at home is about 2 ounces of bourbon, about an ounce (or a little less) of lemon juice and a dash of sugar. This is like the fancy version! I’m going to have to get some fancier ingredients for these recipes. :)


It looks great. Try Tom Bullock’s recipe from the early 1900s. There is much less lemon in it. Back then it was…

Fill large Bar glass 2/3 full Shaved Ice.
1 teaspoonful Gum Syrup.
2 dashes Lemon Juice.
2 dashes Orange Bitters.
1 jigger Whiskey.
Stir; strain into Cocktail glass and serve.

Here is the link to Bullock’s book on Google Books: