Bourbon Renewal 2 oz bourbon 1 oz fresh lemon juice oz creme de cassis oz simple syrup 1 dash Angostura bitters Shake ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge, or, if in season, fresh currants.
This is the lovely sirop that goes into a kir (with white wine), a kir royale (with champagne) or a communard (with red wine). It is also wonderful as an apertif or to pour over ice cream or use as a syrup with various desserts. It takes 4 to 6 months(not included in preparation time), but little effort, and the result far exceeds what you can buy at the liquor store. The serving size is a guess.