T Comp write: "A damn good Sazerac at the Carousel bar in NOLA".
Thad is living large in the Big easy.
a "Old Manhatten".
1oz Sweet vermouth
1oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
drizzle of Luxardo sweet vermouth, with a couple of cherries on the top.
Over crushed ice.
Needle something sweeter today grilling. The higher proof RB stood up well, and the addition of the orange note played well with the rest, like the muddled orange of the old fashioned. A good slow sipper.
"Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."
Tried a 2:1 Buffalo Trace / Cardamaro stir down with a few dashes of Bitter Truth Aromatic. Easy sipping, rich, and let's the Cardamaro flavors shine.
Tried this recipe:
I might cut back on the lemon juice a tad next time, but this makes an excellent aperitif. Not too sweet, not too bitter, and not too sour. I think I'd like to play around with the shrub format a little more...
My first old-fashioned tonight - I think I'll use something besides THH next time.
¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!
"As for the unimportance of age and as we already said here, we'll all start to believe them when they'll start to bottle old whisky without an age statement, not young whisky ;-).." -Serge Valentin
Manhattan, as interpreted by me
2:1 - RittBIB-Cocchi Vermouth
4-5 dashes Barrel Aged Forbidden Bitters (Miracle Mile)
1 dash Regan Orange Bitters
2 Luxardo Cherries w/ a little bit of cherry juice
1 large square ice cube
"This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."
-True Grit by Charles Portis
"A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
RC St. G - one of my favorites from my friend's website (drinkstraightup.com). Great balance of bitter and sweet.
.75oz St. Germain