A History Lesson With Booze ®

The Fightin’ Words

This week in 1903, Texas’ most unlikely Justice of the Peace — Phantley Roy Bean Jr. — died. He literally held court in his frontier saloons, so we served ourselves a summons to one of the best cocktail spots in Austin to let another bartender lay down the (liquid) law:

The Fightin’ Words

As presided over by Adam Bryan at Bar Congress in Austin, TX:

In a shaker, add:

  • 1 oz. True Blue corn whiskey (from Waco, TX)
  • 1/2 oz. Maraschino
  • 3/4 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice

Add ice, shake and strain into a small stemmed glass. Sip and enjoy the sweet/pungent taste of justice.