101 Best New Cocktails: Ciudad Vieja by Alex Negranza, Liberty Bar, Seattle
Adapted from a recipe by Alex Negranza, Liberty Bar, Seattle
“This drink was inspired by the Vieux Carre. I had a customer who loved them and Sazeracs, but they wanted something more viscous but still spirit forward,” Alex Negranza.
30 ml (1 oz) Laird’s Bottled in Bond applejack
22.5 ml (3/4 oz) dry curacao
15 ml (1/2 oz) Ron Zacapa 23
7.5 ml (1/4 oz) Bénédictine
2 dashes Creole bitters*
1 lemon twist, as garnish
Build in double old-fashioned glass. Stir until well chilled, and add the garnish.
*Substitute Peychaud’s if Creole bitters aren’t available.
gaz sez: My style of drink, this is. I’ll take one as an after-work drink, and another as a nightcap, thank you. I could drink these all night, if truth be told.