What ratio did you use? I like Punt e Mes in my Manhattans, but it's assertive enough that I cut back on it versus a mellower sweet vermouth like, say, Dolin. You could always do what Death & Co. does and do a mix of Dolin Rouge and Punt e Mes in your Manhattans...
Drinks! 2014 (Part 2)
Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:56 AM
”In Demerara some of the rum producers have a unique custom of placing chunks of raw meat in the casks to assist in aging, to absorb certain impurities, and to add a certain distinctive character.” -Peter Valaer, "Foreign and Domestic Rum," 1937
Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:04 AM
I went with the usual 2:1.
You are right, mixing with another sweet vermouth seems to be the way to go. I also suspect it may be something with the Bulleit rye and Punt that did not click, so trying a different rye is another option.
Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:16 PM
From various eGullet posts I understand that the weather in some parts of the northern hemisphere is uncomfortably hot. Here it is cool, dare I almost say cold, given the season of the year. I walked home from work tonight without a jacket, and badly needed somewhat to warm my toes. Particularly as I am dead tired and it is well after midnight.
The logical choice was a double autumn in Jersey. Garnish of lovely fresh mint.
Unfortunately the Laird's bonded ran out. Search as I might, I could not find another bottle. How could this happen? I ended up using half Laird's bonded and half Laird's 12 year. One could do much worse. I filled the measure to the very top with fresh squeezed lemon juice. No idea quite how much that is. But it sure works. The drink is delightfully warming and sips slowly as a perfect foil for salted peanuts.
Any time now I should start to feel my toes.
Posted Yesterday, 03:37 PM
A drink called the Tempest popped up on Cocktail
Virgin Slut. I had all the ingredients and have been looking for some non-Tiki uses for Passionfruit Syrup, and this fit the treat.
1.5 Oz Ron Abuelo Rum (Appleton V/X)
0.75 Oz Meletti
0.5 Oz Passionfruit Syrup
1 Oz Lime Juice
1 Oz Soda Water
Shake with ice and strain an ice filled rocks glass.
This took me two attempts to make, as I missed the line about the soda water and ice the first time, and just did it up. The drink actually worked both ways, the soda-less version being excellently intense, the other was much more refreshing. This is a fantastic drink overall, one of the better uses of Meletti I have found.