“Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim.” Recently, I was watching a John Wayne marathon and thought, does the Duke have any good bourbon recipes?
After a quick Google search, I found, that not only does he have bourbon recipes, he has his own spirit line called, “DUKE.”
One cocktail that stood out was the Roughneck Colada. Please don’t judge me.
- 1.0 oz. Bourbon
- 0.5 oz. Dark Rum
- 0.5 oz. Lime Juice
- 0.5 oz. Coconut Cream
- 0.5 oz. Orange Juice
- 1.0 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 8-10 Mint Leaves
- 0.5 oz. Fernet Branca
- Mix Bourbon, Rum, Lime Juice, Coconut, Orange, and Pineapple into shaker.
- Shake 1-6 times with ice.
- Roll mint and drop into an empty Collins glass.
- Top with crushed ice.
- Strain over Crushed Ice
- Top with Fernet Branca
I can’t picture John Wayne drinking this cocktail, but he lived in California and that state is hot. Unlike a normal Pina Colada, the bourbon brings heat into the drink and not in a good way. That heat caught me off guard, and I could not get past it as it lingered way too long in my throat. I think with a little fewer mint leaves, it may have been tolerable, but I doubt it. This is one nasty hombre that I’m staying far away from…