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

Monday, May 20th, 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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101 Best New Cocktails 2013: McMillian by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

McMillian

Adapted from a recipe by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Made on Chris McMillian’s birthday using all ingredients that he’s used in his cocktails. I know, I know.  I promise not to name anything else after him and start naming cocktails after Laura now.  But I guess it’s a tribute to both of ’em and how they welcomed my family into their family.” Geoffrey Wilson.

60 ml (2 oz) Rittenhouse rye whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) orange curacao

15 ml (.5 oz) orgeat syrup

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Bénédictine

7.5 ml (.25 oz) fresh lemon juice

1 dash Angostura bitters

5 mint leaves (reserve 1 for garnish)

Shake over ice and strain into a chilled glass (use a strainer and tea strainer).  Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens, are, for sure, a few of my favorite things.  They rank alongside Rittenhouse Rye, Bénédictine, and Angostura bitters, so this baby grabbed my attention immediately I saw it.  Chris McMillian: Your namesake cocktail ain’t too shabby at all!  Nicely done,  Geoffrey.

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101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Eavesdropper by Houston Eaves, East Side Showroom, FINO, Austin, TX.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Eavesdropper

Adapted from a recipe by Houston Eaves, East Side Showroom, FINO, Austin, TX.

“This drink has a great balance of sweet and savory, and has proven to be popular with the spice-loving population of Austin, Texas.” Houston Eaves.

52.5 ml (1.75 oz) Rittenhouse 100 proof Bottled-in-Bond straight rye whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) green Chartreuse

15 ml (.5 oz) honey syrup (3:1)

15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lemon juice

2 thin slices fresh jalapeño (reserve 1 slice as garnish)

Hard-shake over ice and double-strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Float the second jalapeño as garnish.

gaz sez: Here’s a weird one for you. It’s a little confusing in the mouth since you’re never quite sure whether to pay attention to the Chartreuse or the jalapeño. Nevertheless, I found myself going back for more and more sips of the Eavesdropper. It’s a keeper, I think.

This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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