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Devil’s Cut

The Devil’s Cut cocktail is a potent and flavorful drink that typically consists of bourbon whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of Tabasco sauce for a spicy kick. The name “Devil’s Cut” comes from the term used in the whiskey industry to describe the portion of the liquor that is lost during the aging process as it seeps into the wood of the barrels. This lost liquid is believed to be absorbed by the wood and trapped, thus giving rise to the term “devil’s cut.” The cocktail itself is often served over ice and garnished with a lemon wedge or a cherry, and is a popular choice for those who enjoy a bold and spicy drink.

Devils Cut

Devil’s Cut

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  • 2 oz Old Forester Bourbon *
  • 1.25 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 Slices Ginger
  • .5 oz Maple Syrup

* Each of these Spirits or Liqueurs used can be substituted for your favourite brand.


  • Cut two slices of ginger and muddles them in the shaking glass.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Shake with Ice for 10-15 seconds.
  • Fine strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a leftover orange husk.
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Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.1mg


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