The 19th Century is a Bourbon twist on the classic 20th Century cocktail created by Brian Miller during his tenure at Audrey Saunders’ legendary Pegu Club bar in downtown Manhattan.
Saunders was famous for not letting any drink pass over her bar that was any less than perfect and we think Miller’s 19th Century definitely hits her lofty target.
Interestingly Brian Miller can be found treading the boards of the lecture halls at Yale University, where he is the resident Rum & Tiki expert for the class ‘Drink History: The Ethics & Business of Cocktails’.
- 25ml Buffalo Trace bourbon
- 25ml Carpano classico vermouth
- 25ml cacao liqueur
- 25ml fresh lemon juice
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into a coupé glass
Garnish with a maraschino cherry