101 Best New Cocktails: Patriarch by Daniel Brancusi, Vitae, New York City

by Gaz Regan · Monday, May 20th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Adapted from a recipe by Daniel Brancusi, Vitae, New York City.

67.5 ml (2.25 oz) Rittenhouse rye whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) Luxardo maraschino liqueur

10 ml (.33 oz) English Bishop*

1 dash Angostura bitters

1 dash orange bitters

1 large orange twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Add the garnish.

*English Bishop: Stud an orange with about 40 cloves and bake at 205 degrees C (400 degrees F) until golden brown. Quarter the orange and place in a saucepan with 750 ml of port. Simmer for 20 minutes and then add about 200 g (1 cup) of sugar. Cool and bottle.

gaz sez: I’d never made English Bishop before testing this recipe, and I’m here to tell you I’ll be making it again.   After trying the cocktail a couple of times, and deciding it’s one of the best new drinks I’ve tasted this year, I added cognac to the remaining Bishop—50:50 ratio—and sipped it for a nightcap when I felt I deserved it.  Okay, I sipped it every night till it was all gone . . .  Nice one, Daniel!

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