Helplessness Blues

Being a fan can be a tough existence, but a great cocktail helps. Take for instance, the Helplessness Blues, created by Denzel Brown, a Saints fan, formerly of The Petit Lion at The Troubadour, a Joie de Vivre in New Orleans, La.

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  • 1.5 oz. Buffalo Trace bourbon (or other bourbon)
  • ½ oz. Yuste Aurora oloroso sherry
  • ¼ oz. Bénédictine
  • ¼ oz. Fernet-Branca
  • 1 barspoon of demerara sugar


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, and stir 20-25 revolutions. Strain into a chilled Old-Fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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