What is a boxcar drink?


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According to the Food Network, a boxcar is made by mixing lemon juice, Simple Syrup, bourbon and triple sec. It is traditionally served in a sugar-rimmed glass either straight up or on the rocks.

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Simple Syrup is made by mixing equal parts of sugar and water and heating while stirring until the sugar dissolves. Begin making the boxcar by stirring together 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice and 1/2 ounce of Simple Syrup in a glass. Pour 1 1/2 ounces of bourbon into a cocktail shaker. Add 1/2 ounce of triple sec and 1 ounce of the lemon juice and Simple Syrup mixture. Shake for 8 to 10 seconds. Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass with a lemon wedge, roll the rim in granulated sugar to coat, and fill with the beverage.

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