Cosmo's Urban Cousin? -- The Metropolitan
Con Pasion -- The Passion

Funny Name, Liquid Fun -- The Whiskey Crusta

It sounds like something Krusty The Clown from the Simpsons invented.  He didn't.  This cocktail dates back to the 19th century, and apparently it originated in New Orleans (not Springfield).  There are a lot of variations to this cocktail, but the defining characteristic that ties them all together is lemon and sugar on the rim of the glass.

Betty Boop and Rosie the Riveter (background) would approve of this old school cocktail.
Betty Boop and Rosie the Riveter (background) would approve of this old school cocktail.

2 ounces bourbon
.66 ounces Cointreau
.33 ounces Luxardo maraschino liqueur
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
.33 ounces super simple syrup
2 dashes orange and juniper bitters from Bittered Sling

Combine in a shaker with ice, shake like you're Itchy running to do something hilariously horrible to Scratchy, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a lemon juice and sugar rim.

This cocktail contains more ingredients than I usually prefer.  The result is worth the slight extra effort.  The Luxardo isn't truly necessary, but I like the taste and it adds a little something.  If you can't get the specific Bittered Sling bitters, orange bitters will work well.   Whatever you do, I'm sure you will come up with something that would make Krusty go "hey hey!"


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