Bourbon Dynasty

Another sibling of the Weeski, this one planned. The Lillet here yields to the bourbon, leaving a hint of its slightly musky sweetness, which is reinforced by the crème de cassis (French black-currant liqueur). The name? Bourbon whiskey is named after Bourbon County, Kentucky, which was named after the French royal family, and everything in the drink except the lemon peel and the ice is either French or has a French name. That, and it tastes like something John Forsythe and Linda Evans would’ve drunk on Dynasty.

2 ounces Maker’s Mark bourbon
1 ounce white Lillet
1 teaspoon crème de cassis
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
To finish: lemon peel

Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass; twist lemon peel over the top.