Wednesday, September 25, 2013

the copywriter

2 oz Irish Whiskey (Knappogue Castle 1995)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (1:1)

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Saturdays ago, I decided to make a Highball that I spotted on SeriousEats called the Copywriter. The recipe was created by Steven Weiss of Craftbar in New York City, and I was drawn towards it because it seemed like a tall and less herbal version of John McElroy's Sacrilege. Once mixed, the Copywriter offered a lemon oil and Irish whiskey aroma. A lemon, grape, honey, and malt medley on the sip slid into a smoothed whiskey swallow with floral notes.


Paul said...

Do you think Dolin Blanc would be sweet enough or would you go with a Cinzano or Martini Bianco ?

frederic said...

When I write sweet vermouth, I mean the red stuff (a/k/a italian vermouth regardless of what country it is made). Bianco would work here though too and the honey would take care of any sweetness difference.

Paul said...

Ok, thanks ! I just thought it looked too light to have any red vermouth in it, but I guess that soda water dillutes it pretty much.