Saturday, October 13, 2012

arbitrary nature of time

1 1/4 oz Wild Turkey 101 Rye (Rittenhouse 100)
1 oz Campari
3/4 oz Cherry Heering
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass containing a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist.

After the Getaway, Andrea mentioned that we had not had a drink from Beta Cocktails in quite some time. Therefore, I began flipping through the pages until I spotted Maksym Pazuniak's Arbitrary Nature of Time. The combination of Campari and Cherry Heering reminded me of Maks' tasty Charlatan which used Punt e Mes instead of overproof whiskey as the base spirit.
The orange oils worked well with the Campari on the nose. The sip was vermouth-like with orange notes from the bitters, and the swallow offered up cherry, chocolate, and bitter Campari flavors. Suprisingly, the rye was harder to detect here than I expected, but it seemed to provide a sturdy backbone for the drink.

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