1/3 Dry Vermouth (1 oz Noilly Prat)
1 dash Picon Bitters (1/4 oz Torani Amer)
1 dash Orgeat (1/4 oz)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist.
Swan (1914)The Waldorf-Astoria's Swan gave forth an anise and licorice bouquet. Lime on the sip subsided into gin and Good'n'Plenty-like licorice on the swallow with clove and allspice on the finish.
• 1/2 jigger Dry Gin
• 1/2 jigger Dry Vermouth
• 3 drop Lime Juice
• 2 drop Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Sinking Ship SwizzleInitially, I utilized the 3/4 oz of lime juice to match the Death & Co. model but this proved too dry with the agricole-style rum, and the amount was dropped to a 1/2 oz. I also repeated the drink for a guest who asked what I had been enjoying lately but otherwise wanted the Dose; therefore, I made him a mezcal variation of this same drink.
• 1 oz JM Rhum Agricole Blanc
• 1 oz Lillet Blanc
• 1/2 oz Creole Shrubb Orange Liqueur
• 1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
• 1/2 oz Lime Juice
• 1 dash (~12 drops) St. George Absinthe
Build in a Collins glass, and fill with crushed ice. Swizzle to mix and chill, and garnish with 3-4 dashes Peychaud's Bitters and a floated pirate ship made out of citrus peels.
Puerto Rico SwizzleThe Puerto Rican Rum Swizzle had a lime aroma with a hint of wine from the vermouth. Those lime and white grape elements continued on into the sip, and the swallow ended with rum and herbal notes with a lime finish.
• 3 oz Puerto Rican Rum
• Juice of 1 Lime
• 1 tsp Sugar
• 3 dash Angostura Bitters
Build in a tall glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill.
Kentucky MaidDaren in thinking about batching out this drink decided to make a cucumber shrub instead of muddling cucumbers which would slow the number of drinks he could produce down. To adapt to the addition of shrub's vinegar, he took some of the citrus' acid out. Once served, the Angel Maid presented a cucumber aroma that led into a lime, malt, and vegetal sip. Finally, Bourbon and tart cucumber rounded out the swallow.
• 2 oz Bourbon
• 1 oz Lime Juice
• 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
• 3 slice Cucumber
• 6 leaf Mint
Muddle the cucumber slices and mint leaves with simple syrup in a shaker tin. Add rest of the ingredients and ice, shake, and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a mint sprig.