I’ve bid good-bye to champagne/sparkling wine for another year and so back to Regarding Cocktails. I’d forgotten that the first chapter is all drinks to build in the glass, and on nights like tonight (long day at work, sleepless night), a quick build directly in the glass sounds like just the trick. Although s you don’t achieve the same deep cold of a well-stirred cocktail, at least that’s offset by the fact that the cocktail is designed to manage the slow dilution of the single large cube. All that aside — this is a lovely drink. I used one of my current favorite bourbons (Few), and the perfect elements of citrus and the smallest bit of bitterness all play wonderfully well together. I could easily drink this over and over again.