Tuesday, August 13, 2013

good buddy

2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1 oz Campari
2 dash Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Two Thursdays ago, Andrea took me out for part 2 of my birthday celebration at Sycamore in Newton. For a first cocktail, I asked bartender Scott Shoer for the Good Buddy which was a riff on the classic Old Pal. Once mixed, the Good Buddy offered an orange and floral aroma with a muted Campari note. Next, orange and malt on the sip led into Bourbon and Campari flavors on the swallow. Definitely the swap of dry for bianco vermouth made for a more quaffable potation here.