Saturday, July 16, 2022

townes van zandt

2 oz Rye Whiskey (Old Overholt 86°)
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/4 oz Peach Liqueur (Mathilde)
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Saturdays ago after my bar shift, I reached for Natalie Jacob's Mod Cocktails for a nightcap. There, I spotted the Townes Van Zandt that reminded me a little of the Bourbon Belle given the whiskey, vermouth, and peach liqueur combination. Natalie was inspired by the Martini variation called the Van Zandt consisting of gin, dry vermouth, and a hint of apricot liqueur that appeared in Jack's Manual, and she named her summery Manhattan riff after the musician. Once assembled, the Townes Van Zandt gave forth a lemon, peach, and whiskey aroma. Next, a semi-dry orchard fruit sip strummed into rye, peach, and clove flavors on the swallow.

No comments: