This week’s Whiskey Wednesday cocktail speaks for itself with its daunting, yet creepily accurate name – The Brain Duster – the ultimate hump day treat for those of you trying to put Monday and Tuesday behind you and fast forward to the weekend. This infamous cocktail has gone under several names throughout its long history, including the Waldorf and the Hearn’s, but it wasn’t until talented bartender George J. Kappeler coined it accurately as The Brain Duster that the cocktail received widespread popularity.
The savory blend of rye whiskey, absinthe, vermouth, and bitters, stirred well with cracked ice, then strained into a chilled cocktail glass is well-deserving of its title – all thanks to the whole ounce of absinthe. But hey, October is the perfect month for some daunting tasks right?
1 oz. Lost Republic rye whiskey
1 oz. absinthe
1 oz. Italian vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters