Friday, June 19, 2015

franklin square

2/3 Rye (1 1/2 oz Old Overholt)
1/3 Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Dolin)
2 dash Pineapple Juice (1/2 oz)
1 dash Picon (1/4 oz Torani Amer)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
A few Saturdays ago, I turned to Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 and spotted the Franklin Square in the whiskey section. The Franklin Square seemed like a Liberal or Monahan Cocktail accented with pineapple juice which seemed like an intriguing concept. Once mixed, the drink offered a rye aroma with a dark fruity note. Malt and grape on the sip were complemented by the Picon's caramel, and the swallow rounded things off with rye, pineapple, and dark orange flavors. Indeed, the Franklin Square came across like a darker, sweeter Algonquin.

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