Thursday, May 9, 2013

the maloney no. 2

1 1/2 oz Bonded Bourbon (Fighting Cock (*))
1 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
3/4 oz Cynar
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass containing ice. Garnish with an orange twist.
(*) Not bonded, but at 103 proof, it is similar in strength.
Finally, after the High Noon, I began perusing Food & Wine: Cocktails 2013 where I spotted the Maloney No. 2. The recipe was created by John Durr of the Hawthorn Beverage Group in Louisville, and this Manhattan variation seemed like it would make for a solid nightcap. Once mixed, the twist's orange oils elegantly mingled with a vanilla-like note that I assume was from the Bourbon's barrel aging. Similar to a Manhattan, the sip greeted the tongue with grape and malt flavors. Finally, the swallow began with the whiskey followed by the Cynar bitter notes and ending with a Maraschino finish with lingering herbal notes from the amaro.

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