Monday, September 12, 2016

harrison bergeron

1 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Amaro Montengro

Stir with ice, strain into a double Old Fashioned glass with fresh ice, and garnish with an orange twist.

For a first drink at the Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden II, Andrea asked bartender Vannaluck Hongthong for the Harrison Bergeron. Van relayed how the recipe was crafted by Patrick Andrew as a tribute to Kurt Vonnegut as it is named after Vonnegut's 1961 short story. Overall, the recipe was an Amaro Montenegro riff on the Boulevardier similar to the gin-based Eldridge and rum-based Blood of My Enemies.
Once prepared, the Harrison Bergeron began with an orange oil aroma that led into a citrussy grape sip. Next, the swallow began with Bourbon flavors followed by lightly bittered orange notes, and the bitterness began to come through more as the ice melted.

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