Here’s a drink as smooth and charming as Lando Calrissian from The Empire Strikes Back. Naturally, it’s called a Billy Dee Williams — after the actor who played Lando in the movie — and you can order one at Alloy.
This is a great little drink. It tastes somewhat like a bourbon sour, but the subtle almond flavour from the amaretto works wonders to enhance the entire cocktail. You can actually taste a little of each ingredient. I have no idea why it’s called a Billy Dee Williams. Perhaps because, like Lando, it leaves a lasting impression.
Billy Dee Williams
- 1 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon
- 1 oz amaretto
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz honey syrup (Heat equal parts honey and water until honey is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate.)
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a rocks glass with one or two over-sized ice cubes.
— Recipe courtesy Michael, a server at Alloy