California Chrome 2014 Recipe

California Chrome 2014
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This is a variation of the Chapel Hill Cocktail named after a horse that is running in the 2014 Kentucky Derby. California isn’t known for its whiskey, but it is known for oranges. You can take the basic recipe for a Chapel Hill, a simple drink made with bourbon, triple sec and lemon juice, then make it more California and less Carolina by swapping lemon juice for orange juice, and trading the orange liqueur for Napa Valley Distillery’s Meyer Lemon liqueur.


1 1/2 oz. bourbon
1/2 oz. Meyer Lemon liqueur
1/2 oz. orange juice twist of orange peel

Preparation: How to make a California Chrome 2014

  • Shake liquid ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.
California Chrome 2014