since February 2009 job Anesthesiologist
interests Vintage cocktails & vintage cars, but not at the same time…


Fancy Free Cocktail 13 Dec 2009
6:37 pm

Depending on the Bourbon used, this cocktail has the potential to be very sweet….perhaps even too sweet for some tastes.  For an interesting take on the Fancy Free, try it with a high-proof Bourbon.  This may also be historically accurate, as I think that many Bourbons of the early 20th century were of a higher proof than those available today.  I usually make these with 101-proof Wild Turkey & find that the Maraschino tempers the whiskey just enough to turn it into a somewhat civilized cocktail.  It’s remarkably smooth, but rest assured that no one will ever call it “too sweet!”