Saturday, June 8, 2013


2 oz Old Overholt Rye
1/2 oz Amaro Braulio
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup
1 barspoon Maraschino Liqueur (*)
1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.
(*) I suggested upping this to a 1/4 oz.

For a second cocktail at the Blue Room, bartender Chris Danforth suggested a drink that he had been tinkering that sounded a little like a Toronto that used Amaro Braulio and Maraschino liqueur in place of the Fernet Branca. For a name, I dubbed this concoction the Peloni after Dr. Francesco Peloni who created the amaro in 1875 and named it after Braulio Hill in Bormio, Italy, where the various herbs are harvested.
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The orange oil aroma joined floral notes that I assume were from the Braulio. A malt and caramel sip then led into the rest of the rye flavors on the swallow. The swallow also showcased a minty, menthol, and pine medley, and the Maraschino donated a smoothness to the finish especially as the drink warmed up. While Braulio is an alpine amaro like Fernet Branca, the Peloni came across as different from the Toronto.

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