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Shea's Rebellion and Derby Cocktail No. 2

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Anthony heads down to Washington, DC, to attend the Capital File Magazine White House Press Correspondents' Dinner After Party in the first of this 3-part AOTD-On-The-Road series!
  Whiskey 2 Ounce (Preferably Makers Mark)
  Raspberries 5
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Ounce
  Rose water 6 Drop
  Lemon wheel 1 (For Garnishing)
  Honey clove star anise simple syrup 1 Ounce
  Bourbon 1 1⁄4 Ounce (Preferably Makers Mark)
  Ice 1 (As Required)
  Star anise 1 (For Garnish)
  Mint leaves 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
  Ginger syrup 1⁄2 Ounce

For Shea's Rebellion
1 In a mixing glass combine fresh raspberries, lemon juice, and ginger syrup.
2 Using a pestle, muddle the ingredients a bit.
3 Pour in the makers mark whiskey and add some ice.
4 Cover the mixing glass and give it a vigorous shake.
5 Strain the drink into a cocktail glass.
6 Add the rose water for aroma.
7 Serve garnished with a lemon wheel.

For Derby Cocktail No. 2
8 In a mixing glass, combine honey clove star anise simple syrup along with makers mark bourbon and fresh lemon juice.
9 Add ice to the glass and give the drink a good stir.
10 Strain the drink in a cocktail glass.
11 Serve garnished with mint leaves and a star anise.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Wine And Drink
Cocktail, Alcohol
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Watch this video to learn two great cocktails- Shea's Rebellion and Derby Cocktail No. 2. Both these cocktails use Maker's Mark Bourbon whiskey and these are great guest pleasers when you have special guests.

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foodpsychologist's picture
Wow ! I love these White House Press Dinner Cocktails ! Try are so easy and convenient to make. I'm not a drinker. Could you please tell me when these cocktails are best served ? Before the main course or something? Also what dinner menu best complements this cocktail healthwise ?
aparna.priya's picture
Interesting cocktail recipe!!
Shea's Rebellion And Derby Cocktail No. 2 Recipe Video