1 oz Rittenhouse 100 Rye 1 oz Laird's Applejack 1/2 oz Maraska Maraschino Liqueur 1/2 oz Green Chartreuse 2 dash Orange Bitters (1 dash Regan's, 1 dash Angostura Orange)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Two Fridays ago for a nightcap, I selected the Swafford from Left Coast Libations for this split base spirit cocktail looked like it could do no wrong. The drink was created by Lance Mayhew, a bartender from Portland, Oregon, in honor of Tom Swafford, a legendary hospitality manager in Oregon. The Swafford began with an orange, herbal, and Maraschino aroma. The sip was a combination of apple and malt notes along with a kirsch sort of flavor from the Maraschino. Next, the swallow began with the rye followed by the Maraschino, and the Green Chartreuse's herbal notes rounded out the drink. Overall, the Swafford came across as a lot more fruity than expected.
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