The Beatnik Cocktail Recipe

Beatnik Cocktail
An elegant drink, the Beatnik mixes port, whiskey, and Averna. Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

Talk about a high-class, complex drink, The Beatnik hits the target perfectly. To have the best Beatnik possible choose a premium small batch bourbon like Basil Hayden's, Maker's Mark or Booker's and compliment it with a port of equal quality. In the end, this simple up drink is an ideal blend of sweet and bitter, with each of the individual ingredients contributing to both aspects in their own way.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 ounce tawny port
  • 1 1/2 ounces Averna liqueur
  • 1 ounce bourbon (small batch)
  • Garnish: flamed orange peel

How to Make It

  1. Rinse a cocktail glass with port and pour into a cocktail shaker with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Stir 30 times over ice.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

Recipe courtesy: Averna