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Confessions of a Mixologist: Minneapolis Hustler


The taste of bourbon is a bit too austere for some. Fret not; there are some wonderful cocktails that can soften it up a bit. One such example is the Minneapolis Hustler. I came across this gem on one of my favorite mixology websites, Cocktail DB. This cocktail has much in common with a classic cocktail from years past known as the Oriental Cocktail. It’s an interesting mix of citrus, sweet and sour with a touch of subtle herbaceousness to boot.


Minneapolis Hustler


Minneapolis Hustler


2 oz Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
1 oz Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Marie Brizard Orange Curacao
1/2 oz fresh lime juice


Simple Steps:
Pour into iced shaker, shake and strain over ice cube in a rocks glass.

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Roger Adamson is the Beer and Spirits Specialist at Binny’s Willowbrook. Roger is both a homebrewer and mixologist and is currently using his background in history to research and write a book on classic cocktails. 

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