sips & whistles // the expat

June 19, 2013

we fell in love with this tasty bev while celebrating our anniversary and wasted no time figuring out how to recreate it at home. honestly i think we nailed it. the expat is whiskey refreshment with just the right amount of mint.

expat fixins

expat mint

expat duo

we enjoyed our first round on the couch catching up after equally long days at work. for the second batch we traded our fancy coupes for mason jars and took a nice evening stroll with the pup. either way it’s pretty perfect for winding down the day.

the expat

2 ounces bourbon (bulleit or makers is nice)
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes angostura bitters
3 fresh mint leaves

muddle the mint like you mean it. seriously, it’s not just there for looks. add in the rest of the ingredients and shake for 20 seconds or so with ice. strain into a chilled coupe (or mason jar if the spirit moves you) and enjoy.

suggested album pairing: xx by the xx

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