Tuesday, December 9, 2014


2 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Suze Gentian Liqueur
1/2 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist and add straws.
For a second drink at West Bridge, I asked bartender Moe Isaza for the Sinnerman as I was intrigued by its use of Suze Gentian Liqueur. Moe mentioned that this aperitif-style cocktail was another of Mike Fleming's recipes. In the glass, the Sinnerman shared an orange oil and grape aroma. The grape continued on into the sip where it was chased by citrus and earthy gentian on the swallow and allspice on the finish. As the ice melted some over time, that earthy swallow revealed some chocolate and bubblegum-like notes to the mix. Overall, the combination was a touch sweet but the allspice did work to dry out the balance.


Paul said...

I tried this yesterday and it's like you say a bit on the sweet side having three sweet ingredients, but the spicy and bitter flavors makes it very good. I'll definitely be making this again. Maybe I'll cut down the allspice to 1/3 oz instead.

frederic said...

Some lemon juice (or acid phosphate) would help. My variation was to turn it into a Swizzle with lemon juice and gin to dry it out: