House of Picon: The Liberal Cocktail

George Kappeler published the first recipe for the Liberal Cocktail in 1895, and we’re offering our version as part of the Amer Picon cocktail flight. The original Amer Picon “grand bitter” has been effectively lost through brand and recipe changes over the last 180 years so, per our regular modus operandi, we made a version ourselves to best approximate the original flavors of these iconic cocktails. Our Liberal combines two dashes of bitters and two of simple syrup with equal parts bourbon and Amer Picon, served in a rocks glass with an expressed orange twist.

Our Liberal is featured as part of our Amer Picon cocktail flight, “House of Picon,” and joins a Picon Punch and the Brooklyn cocktails in showing off the classic grand bitter.

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