101 Best New Cocktails: Axis & Allies by Jesse Card, Salud! Bistro, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Axis & Allies

Adapted from a recipe by Jesse Card, Salud! Bistro, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI.

“This is my new favorite end of shift go-to drink. Well-balanced and titillating, it does its job to calm the nerves after a long night behind the bar. My reprieve from providing reprieve, as it were. The Genever provides such a strong backbone for the rest of the ingredients to settle upon, while the small splash of Riesling & citrus makes it sing. Cheers!” Jesse Card.

45 ml (1.5 oz) Bols Genever (Netherlands)

15 ml (.5 oz) Barolo Chinato (Italy)

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Bénédictine (France)

3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters (USA)

Dry Riesling (Germany)

1 lemon twist, as garnish (Unaffiliated, not like the Swiss were to WWII, more like David Bowie is to gender)

Stir all ingredients except the Riesling over ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Add a splash of Riesling and the garnish.

gaz sez: Jesse sure as heck knows how to float my boat—the bold combination of flavors in every ingredient (bar the Riesling) in this drink creates a battleground on the palate, and who would have thought it: The German Riesling jumps in there and calms everyone down! Fabulous. (Yes, the drink got extra points because Jesse mentioned Bowie . . . )

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