101 Best New Cocktails: An Offer He Couldn’t Refuse by Jason Simplot, Suite 410, Seattle, WA, USA
An Offer He Couldn’t Refuse
Jason Simplot, Suite 410, Seattle, WA, USA
“A highly aromatic grappa cocktail, everything here just loves to swim around together. All of these ingredients are pretty good buddies. The gin and Strega take the astringent quality out of the Grappa and the Vermouth just sings, filling your nose before you drink.” Jason Simplot
30 ml (1 oz) Damrak gin
15 ml (.5 oz) Strega
15 ml (.5 oz) La Quintinye Vermouth Royal blanc
4 healthy dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6
1 edible purple Bachelor Button flower, as garnish
Stir over ice until nice and cold. Strain into a chilled coupe and add the garnish.
gaz sez: I think that Jason says it all here—this is a finely-balanced aromatic cocktail that, to steal from whoever first said this, “goes down singing hymns.” We can learn much from Jason’s use of grappa in this cocktail—he tamed it, he calmed it, and yet it still shines right on through. Tip o’ the hat to you, sir.
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