Drink: The Frisco

30Nov10

Rye whiskey, Benedictine, and lemon juice- the only ingredients necessary for the perfect Frisco

Following this article in the NY Times a few months ago, my boyfriend and I began experimenting with an old but seemingly forgotten cocktail… The Frisco. The article discusses several different ratios and combinations that result in subtly different flavors, but after a lot of discussion and several hangovers, we finally found what we believe to be the perfect recipe. And the best part is, it’s REALLY simple. The end result is a drink that’s reminiscent of an Old Fashioned, with a slightly darker edge and acidic undertone. It’s likely the only thing I’ll be drinking for the next several months.

The Frisco (Brooklyn-style)

2 ounces high-quality rye whiskey

1/2 ounce Benedictine

1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice

* Combine ingredients- stir or shake over ice, as you desire.

The Frisco

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One Response to “Drink: The Frisco”

  1. 1 eileen

    I remember reading about this drink not too long ago, but didn’t know where I had seen it. I do remember that it had rye in it. I see that your recipe also does. We’re going to have to try this one out. Mmmh mmmh.


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