Couple of recent keepers, both nicely balanced:
- 1 oz Rye
- 1 oz Cognac
- 1 oz Sweet vermouth
- 1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
- 3 ds Absinthe (I used a barspoon)
- 2 ds Bitters, Angostura
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Inventor Frederic Yarm described this as a Saratoga with the "improved" treatment. Also brings to mind faves like the Sazerac and Red Hook. Some very verbose labels on these ingredients!
- 1 oz Cynar
- 1 oz Dry vermouth, Dolin
- 1 oz Becherovka
- 1 ds Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole
- 1 bsp Jamaican rum, Smith & Cross
Stir/strain/rocks/lemon twist ( I used orange)
Unsure if I was supposed to float the rum--I stirred it in. This was a tasty autumnal drink. Flavors akin to boozier sippers but lighter octane.