Tuesday, February 23, 2016

clint eastwood

2 oz Rye Whiskey (Old Overholt)
1 bsp (1/8 oz) Angostura Bitters
1 bsp (1/8 oz) Green Chartreuse
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange twist.

Tuesday two weeks ago, I reached for Robert Simonson's The Old Fashioned to find a nightcap. The one that called out to me was the Clint Eastwood crafted by Mike Ryan at Chicago's The Violet Hour in 2009. The text described how this splits the difference between an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan and how "one can picture Clint's Man with No Name squinting and baring his front teeth after drawing on one of these." Interestingly, Deep Ellum had an Old Fashioned-like drink called the Man with No Name that included Green Chartreuse as a rinse.
The Clint Eastwood offered an orange oil and rye nose. Next, malt with a bit of body and sweetness filled the sip, and the swallow broadcasted the rye and herbal flavors with a dry allspice and clove finish.

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