Day 84: The Doe’s Path

  • 1 oz rye
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Cynar
  • 1/4 oz Bénédictine
  • rosemary sprig to garnish

It’s another Whiskey Wednesday! I picked up some Rittenhouse this afternoon and wanted to try it out. This cocktail seemed very familiar to me, though I can’t quite place it. (It does seem kind of like a Brooklyn.) The rosemary is essential here, as it really gives a wonderful nose to the drink. I might even be starting to enjoy Cynar under the right circumstances.

Day 67: 1492

  • 1 1/2 oz rye
  • 3/4 oz Campari
  • 3/4 oz Punt e Mes
  • 1 dash chocolate mole bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • pinch salt
  • lemon twist

When I’m not sure what to make for someone I’ve taken to asking what base liquor they want and then searching on Kindred. This came up when searching for rye and I was intrigued. I think the salt really makes this one.

Day 59: Dixie Cocktail

  • 2 oz rye
  • 1 oz orange curaçao
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/4 oz crème de menthe
  • dash Angostura

William was in San Francisco this week for work and brought back a bevy of new menus for me. I found this one on the Hard Water menu and got about halfway through making it before I realized I didn’t have any crème de menthe, so I just used some of a minty amaro I had. It turned out much nicer than I expected, very refreshing and boozy.