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101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Cardamom and Orange Rye Flip by Adrian Orr, Boudoir, Glasgow, Scotland

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Cardamom and Orange Rye Flip

Adapted from a recipe by Adrian Orr, Boudoir, Glasgow, Scotland.

10 cardamom pods

1 orange half

40 ml (1.33 oz) Michter’s Real rye whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) Grand Marnier

20 ml (.66 oz) fresh lemon juice

15 ml (.5 oz) simple syrup

1 egg

Muddle the cardamom and orange in a mixing glass. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake and double-strain into a chilled champagne coupette.

gaz sez: If you’ve tasted Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6, you’ll know that I’m very fond of marrying oranges with cardamom, so this drink is a natural fit for this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails. Although Adrian doesn’t call for it, I recommend that you dry shake this to emulsify the egg thoroughly before adding ice to your mixing glass. Everything else about this potion comes together intuitively, and the ingredients indicate a good sense of taste on the part of Adrian Orr. Nicely put together, Adrian.

 

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101 Best New Cocktails 2012: Between Piety and Desire by Joel Clark, Sanctuaria, St. Louis, MO.

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Between Piety and Desire

Adapted from a recipe by Joel Clark, Sanctuaria, St. Louis, MO.

“A friend of mine from New Orleans was visiting the bar one night and told me a story that took place between the streets of Piety and Desire in NOLA. This drink is the result of one of those instances where a drink is created after the name. . . . I couldn’t resist. The result is a silky, sweet, robust potable fit for any New Orleanian.” Joel Clark.

45 ml (1.5 oz) Michter’s rye whiskey

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Solerno blood orange liqueur

22.5 ml (.75 oz) The Bitter Truth EXR liqueur

2 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged bitters

1 orange twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Flame the twist over the drink, then add as garnish.

gaz sez: Joel describes this as a “robust potable.” I’d describe it more as, well, how does “motherfucker of a drink” sound? I think that it might be the Bitter Truth EXR liqueur, a vermouth according to their web site, that really wakes this drink up, but it wouldn’t work quite so well if it was up against a mild-mannered whiskey. Using the Michter’s rye as the backbone of this drink works very handily, indeed, and both the Solerno and the Fee Brothers Barrel Aged bitters do their jobs well, too. Nice work, Joel.

 

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