Brown Bitter Stirred

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 21st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

Adapted from a recipe by Jason Schiffer, 320 Main,Seal   Beach,CA.

“Drink through the mouth. . . .” Jason Schiffer.

60 ml (2 oz) Russell’s Reserve 6 year old rye whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) Cynar

15 ml (.5 oz) Carpano Antica

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Clément Créole Shrubb

2 dashes The Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic bitters

1 orange twist

1 lemon twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze the orange twist over the drink and rub around the outside of the glass (not the rim), then discard. Squeeze and rub the lemon twist, then add to the drink.

gaz sez:  This is a pretty peculiar potion, and I was surprised at how well the Cynar and the Carpano played off each other, but it’s the Russell’s Reserve that commands the glass in this baby.  It’s a beautiful whiskey that brings everything else in this recipe together in harmony.  They’re singing “My Old Kentucky Home.”

This is one of 2011’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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