Drinkology: The Seelbach

Raise a toast to civil liberties! We did by enjoying the Seelbach while visiting Trestle on Tenth. “It’s a classic pre-Prohibition era bourbon-based drink. We chose it as part of our celebration of the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition,” said Trestle’s general manager, Nikki Ledbetter. The drink, named after the legendary Louisville, KY hotel, was created circa 1917 but was lost to Prohibition until it was resurrected by the hotel’s manager in 1995. It’s a southern transplant and a welcome refreshment come the warmer months of spring. “We top it with prosecco and it’s light, kind of citrusy and refreshing,” said Ledbetter. Enjoy it for what it is—a delightful and enduring classic with bourbon roots, sweet and bitter flavor and just enough bubbles to keep things interesting. It’s emblematic of our right to a proper beverage.

1oz Bulleit bourbon
1/2oz Cointreau
3 dashes Angostora bitters
3 dashes Peychauds
top w/prosecco

Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange or lemon twist.

Drink The Seelbach for yourself at Trestle on Tenth @ 24th St, NYC