Sunday, January 15, 2012

a few of my favorite things

1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse 100 Rye
1/2 oz Vergano Americano Chinato
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Aperol
1 dash Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
For a second cocktail at Bergamot, bartender Paul Manzelli made me A Few of My Favorite Things. With the name based off of a song from The Sound of Music, there were none of the things Mary Martin or Julie Andrews loved. Luckily, Paul's favorite things were more in my mood than raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. The drink's aroma presented the Aperol and orange oils with a darker note from either the Cynar or Vergano at the end of the inhale. The sip was rather full flavored with grape and Aperol notes, and the swallow concluded with rye and Cynar elements.

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