Baltimore Bang

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Published: 12/31/23

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The Baltimore Bang cocktail represents a thoughtful evolution of the venerable Whiskey Sour, a cocktail with roots deeply embedded in the annals of mixological history. By introducing an apricot flavor, the Baltimore Bang elevates the cocktail template, providing a modern and refined experience to the classic.

For those who revel in the profound and assertive characteristics of whiskey, the Baltimore Bang offers an unparalleled experience. The cocktail’s design intentionally favors bold and robust whiskeys, as their formidable essence acts as a focal point, effortlessly punctuating the sweet nuances of apricot brandy. This juxtaposition of strength and subtlety creates a sophisticated interplay that establishes the Baltimore Bang as a beverage for the discerning connoisseur.

No Whiskey Sour variation would be complete without the zesty brilliance of fresh lemon juice. In this cocktail, the citrus notes serve as a counterpoint to the sweetness of apricot brandy, ensuring a well-rounded and refreshing experience. The measured inclusion of fresh lemon juice underscores the commitment to achieving a nuanced balance, where each note contributes to the overall complexity of the cocktail.

Baltimore Bang Recipe

  1. 45 ml bourbon whiskey

  2. 15 ml ​apricot brandy

  3. 22.5 ml fresh lemon juice

  4. 7.5 ml simple syrup

  5. Ice

  6. Garnish: orange slice and maraschino cherry

baltimore bang

How to Make a Baltimore Bang

  1. Add the bourbon whiskey, apricot brandy, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.

  2. Add ice and shake for 10-15 seconds, until chilled.

  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass.

  4. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.