In ski jargon, a “yard sale” is when you wipe out on the mountain and your stuff (poles, skis, goggles) goes everywhere. “What I want after skiing all day is something that goes straight to the face,” says Stephen Gill, the bar manager at Horn & Cantle Saloon at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Mont. “The whole premise of the drink is that it’ll give you the confidence to get back up after you yard-sale.” To make his high-octane concoction more Montana, Gill barrel-ages the finished cocktail for about three weeks. It’s served at the resort saloon but, he says, “it’s like a secret-menu kind of deal.”
- 3/4 oz Bourbon
- 3/4 oz Rye whiskey
- 3/4 oz Calvados
- 3/4 oz Carpano Antica Formula vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1/4 oz Simple syrup
- Garnish: Lemon twist
- Garnish: Luxardo maraschino cherry
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
Garnish with a skewered lemon twist and Luxardo maraschino cherry.
Optional: Barrel-age the entire completed cocktail for 3 weeks.