Wednesday, July 30, 2014

handbook for the recently deceased

1 oz Bourbon (Bulleit)
3/4 oz Velvet Falernum
4 dash Angostura Bitters
4 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a flute glass. Top with ~2 oz prosecco (Gruet Blanc de Blanc). The recipe does not mention a twist, but there is one in the photo, so I opted for a lemon one.

Two Saturdays ago, the OnTheBar app tweeted about a drink recipe posted by one of the bartenders. When I saw that it was Timothy Miner of the Long Island Bar in Brooklyn, I was game to give it a shot for I was quite impressed by his Sherry Duval recipe that he posted on ShakeStir. This curiously named literary reference, Handbook for the Recently Deceased, was his riff on a classic Seelbach cocktail.
The lemon twist I added contributed greatly to the drink's aroma. I got more lime and wine on the sip while Andrea got more of the whiskey's malt flavors. The Bourbon came through the strongest on the swallow where it mingled with clove, anise, and other spice notes.


The Red Menace said...

I believe it's actually a Beetlejuice reference. Looks great!

frederic said...

Ah thanks! A quick google search showed that there was a book by that name on Amazon. Your comment led me to a more in-depth one that had an etsy page calling that book "a Beetlejuice prop". Cheers!