Mark Twain Cocktail

Cheers to the Mark Twain cocktail, and as he famously once said "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough".

Mark Twain and alcohol.

Mark Twain, the famous American author and humorist, was known to be fond of alcohol. He enjoyed drinking whiskey and brandy, and often wrote about alcohol in his works, including his most famous novel, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. Twain also had a keen interest in mixing cocktails and experimenting with different ingredients, and he is said to have created his own signature cocktail called “The Smoking Bishop”, which was a warm mulled wine made with spices and port. Twain’s love of drinking and his association with cocktails have contributed to the naming of the “Mark Twain” cocktail

Mark Twain Cocktail

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Recipe by Julian Solorzano Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy ????




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  • 1.50 Ounces Scotch Whiskey

  • .75 Ounces Lemon juice

  • .75 Ounces Simple Syrup

  • 2 Dashes Angostura bitters


  • Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Written by Chris Harris, Staff Writer

Howdy. I’m Chris Harris. One of the writers here at Cocktail Hammer. I have a passion for all things food, wine, and mixology. When I’m not I’m behind the bar or writing for this awesome blog, you can find me riding my bike all across New York City.

Edited by Julian Solorzano, Staff Editor

Hailing from Queens, New York, Julian Solorzano served four years in the United States Air Force, traveling throughout Europe and experiencing the best of the local cultures, including their passion for good food and wine. He has since grown an appreciation for all things wine and mixology. Julian fuses that passion with his skills in writing, photography, and video production to share his passion with the world.

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