Gran Woodford by Steve Quezada,Boston.

by Gaz Regan · Friday, June 8th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

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Gran WoodfordAdapted from a recipe by Steve Quezada,Boston.

“After a few tweaks, this recipe turned out the most balanced. I tried Navan in place of the Dolin, but found it not as balanced or smooth. My testers agreed. I hope you will too. Cheers.” Steve Quezada.

1 ripe black mission fig

5 drops Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters

60 ml (2 oz) Woodford Reserve bourbon

15 ml (.5 oz) Gran Gala

15 ml (.5 oz) Dolin Rouge vermouth

1 cherry, as garnish

Muddle the fig and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  Figs and mole bitters!  A marriage made in heaven!  I almost gave this one a standing ovation.  Need I say more?

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