Wednesday, January 22, 2014

chicago typewriter

3/4 oz Bols Genever
3/4 oz Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
3/4 oz Aperol
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon oil.

After the Graduate, I decided to make a recipe that I had spotted on the Bols Bartending Facebook page called the Chicago Typewriter. The drink was created by Brian Summers of the Parish in Los Angeles, and it was named after one of the many nicknames for the Thompson submachine gun. The combination of rye, Punt e Mes, Aperol, and bitters reminded me of the Arthur Avenue that James Miranda crafted at Russell House Tavern over the summer (see below), although that had a more citrus angle to it.
The Chicago Typewriter offered a lemon oil aroma that combined with the Genever's malt and the Aperol's orange-rhubarb notes. The malt continued on into the sip along with the Punt e Mes' grape and the Aperol's orange. Finally, the Genever's botanicals and Punt e Mes' bitter notes mingled on the swallow.
Arthur Avenue
• 1 1/4 oz Old Overholt Rye Whiskey
• 1 1/4 oz Aperol
• 3/4 oz Punt e Mes
• 3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
• 1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist a grapefruit peel over the top.

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