Doc Holiday

Our September 3st of the Month was a hit! 300 of Nashville's finest gathered to celebrate Whiskey and Bourbon with some incredible booze and delicious cocktails. 

One table that seemed to have a crowd all night was the table for Old Forester's Doc Holiday cocktail. A creative spin on a classic Boulevardier, with a few special ingredients.

They swapped out the classic Campari with Aperol, which brought the bitterness down just a bit and then added lemon juice and fresh thyme, which added complexity and earthiness to the boozy beverage.

It was such a hit that we asked them to share the recipe, and so they did. Here go you, Old Forester's Doc Holiday. . .



cocktail shaker
cocktail strainer
fine mesh strainer
rocks glass


1 oz Old Forester Signature 100 Proof Whisky
1 oz Aperol
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz fresh lemon thyme, roughly chopped
slice of orange for garnish



Combine all ingredients (except garnish, of course) over ice in a shaker. Shake to chill and double strain into glass over fresh ice. Garnish with slice of orange.