Thursday, April 18, 2013

a man about town

1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse 100 Rye
1 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
2 dash Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist and add straws. The bartender realized his mistake (about adding ice and straws) afterwards.
russell house tavern cocktail victor pelegrin
Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I got dinner at Clover in Harvard Square before making our way to Russell House Tavern for drinks. For a first cocktail, I asked bartender Kelley for the A Man About Town, and he described how this rye-based recipe was crafted by fellow bartender Victor Pelegrin. Once mixed, the Man offered an orange oil and Aperol aroma. Similarly, the orange and rhubarb flavors continued on into the sip along with the the rye's grain notes. And finally, the rye came through on the swallow along with the Montenegro's clementine peel and spice notes.

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