Drink Like a Billionaire

Who doesn’t want to be a billionaire? For most of us…never gonna happen. But you can grab yourself a Billionaire Cocktail from Employees Only in NYC, or recreate it at home. Check out the recipe, which was featured in a recent Serious Eats post:

The Billionaire Cocktail

2 ounces Baker’s 107˚ bourbon
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce EO Grenadine
1/4 ounce Pernod Absinthe
1 lemon wheel, for garnish

Put all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously for 8-10
seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.

You might be asking yourself, “How am I supposed to recreate this cocktail at home when it calls for EO Grandine?” Fear not, home bartender! If you’re in the NYC area, stop by Employees Only, where their brand new, all-natural Grandine and Lime Cordial (gimlets anyone?) are now available for sale. Soon, they’ll also be available through Fresh Direct so keep an eye out for that! There’s no doubt that homemade ingredients improve the quality of craft cocktails, but if someone offers to save me the time and home-make my ingredients for me, all the better!




Filed under bars, Recipes

2 responses to “Drink Like a Billionaire

  1. Zach Ewen

    Awesome drink. They make this, (or one very close to it) at Adesso in my hometown of Oakland, CA. I can drink these all night and then have my wife drive us home.

  2. Colin

    Adesso makes a great version of this drink. I can’t quite seem to be able to replicate it with this recipe. The drink turns out too sweet – could be the off-the-shelf grenadine. Any suggestions?

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