Wednesday, March 5, 2008

prospect park

Rittenhouse 100
Punt e Mes
Luxardo Maraschino

Garnish with a proper cherry.

It's sort of like a Red Hook but even yummier. I'm still impressed with Aperol's ability to stand up to more butch boozes. Totally hit the spot! Hugh @ Eastern Standard gets points for his fine psychic ability, making this recommendation after I'd had a Hanky Panky, and only having met just that night.

A variant can be found in this later entry.

Postnote on 10/16/10: While at Craigie on Main last week, I was able to look through their drink Rolodex and get the recipe for this drink:
Prospect Park
• 1 1/2 oz RH100 Rye
• 1 1/2 oz Aperol
• 1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino
• 1/2 oz Punt e Mes.
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.

1 comment:

frederic said...

A very similar drink to this is made at the Independent called The Perfect Pal. Rye, Sweet & Dry Vermouth (hence the perfect), and Aperol (possibly the pal part?).

The Aperol really smooths out the flavor in these two drinks.

Also the Contessa (the third in the Negroni variants) is equal parts Gin, Aperol, and Dry Vermouth with a spray of lemon peel.

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