1/2 oz. Cynar
1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur (Luxardo)
2 dashes Angostura Orange bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
After an interesting evening spent networking (ie. watching people play pool) at a bar near South Station on Tuesday, Fred and I walked over the chilly channel to Drink. I was overdressed for the event (in a very business-y suit), but underdressed for the weather, and so when Misty greeted me and asked what I wanted, my first thought was rye (which seems more wintery to me for some reason). I knew it was far too early in the season for Tom & Jerrys, or even hot toddies. As Misty was pondering rye, she mentioned she's been playing with sherry, and so I changed my request - sherry has a nice, warming flavor reminiscent of fall.
The Dunaway is named for actress Faye, though I didn't think to ask which era Misty favored - Barfly, Chinatown, or Bonnie and Clyde. The scent of the cocktail was lemony, of course. The sherry and Cynar hit in the middle of the first sip with the nuttiness of the sherry coming through on the finish. As I continued to sip the drink, the order of the Cynar and sherry flavors tipped back on forth. Occasionally the maraschino poked through, and by the bottom of the glass, the Angostura Orange dominated, perhaps aided by the lemon twist. The cocktail reminded me a bit of the Dolores Fred had made several days back. The rum, OJ, and peppercorns shifted the Dolores to a summery drink, whereas the Dunaway definitely tastes of fall to me. Let's hope we get a little bit more fall weather before winter comes here in Boston (