Wednesday, September 30, 2015

corpus christie

2/3 Scotch (1 oz Buchanan's 12 Year)
2 dash Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Dolin)
2 dash Bourbon (3/4 oz Fighting Cock 103)
1 dash Maraschino Liqueur (3/8 oz Luxardo)
1 dash Ojen Bitters (1/8 oz Butterfly Absinthe)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After Yacht Rock Sunday two weekends ago, I returned home hankering for a nightcap. For ideas, I turned to Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 and spotted the Corpus Christie that appeared like an Improved Rob Roy-Manhattan hybrid. Once in the glass, the Corpus Christie shared absinthe's ethereal anise aromas crossed with Maraschino's fruity-nutty ones. On the sip, the grape and malt flavors were accented by cherry, and the swallow gave forth smoky whisky, nutty, and anise elements.


Mark said...

Are those IBM Selectric typewriter balls?

frederic said...

I collected the balls when I worked in places that most offices were phasing out typewriters completely (late 90s-early 00s) and left them out in the hallway to be picked up. They're still necessary for some forms though.