Two new-to-me tipples that I enjoyed last week. Both of these really brought out the best of these ingredients, many of which are personal favorites.
Flying Dutchman (Jardinière)
by Brian MacGregor, Jardinière, San Francisco, CA.
- 1 1/2 oz Genever, Bols (Boomsma)
- 3/4 oz Bénédictine
- 3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse (Strega)
- 3/4 oz Lemon juice
Shake, strain, up.
Nice complexity and groundedness. My wife and I were trying to put our finger on this pleasant underlying flavor, and the best we could do was to say it was like a smoky flavor but without the smoke.
Duplex (no pic)
by DavisSqPro, chowhound
- 2 oz Punt e Mes
- 2 oz Lillet Blanc (Cocchi Americano)
- 2 ds Orange bitters
Stir, strain, wine glass, lemon twist.
This finishes a little syrupy as I'd feared, but the flavors are delightful—bubblegum, dates, herbs. That sounds kind of gross when I say it out loud but I really liked it.