Tuesday, February 25, 2014

three's company

1 oz Bols Genever
1 oz Carpano Antica (Dolin Sweet Vermouth)
1 oz Avèze Gentian Liqueur (Saler's)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with an orange twist.

After the Merry Widow Cocktail, I turned to a recipe I had spotted in an entry on the Bols Bartending's Traveling Cocktail Book via their Facebook page. The Three's Company was a recipe crafted by Tommy Klus back when he was at Kask in Portland, Oregon, and it came across like a fuller and sweeter variation on the White Negroni. And perhaps similar to the Manhattan riffs out there using gentian liqueurs like the Second Wife and Harry Palmer.
The twist's orange oils brightened the malty aromas from the Genever. A semi-sweet malt and grape sip gave way to the Genever's wormwood and other botanicals complementing the Saler's gentian notes on the swallow. Overall, the Three's Company was much more grape and malt forward than I recall the White Negroni being.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

Come and knock on our door?