Friday, March 10, 2017

the roycroft cocktail

1 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a thin slice of ginger (omit).
Two Fridays ago, I opened the new issue of Imbibe Magazine and decided on the Roycroft Cocktail. The recipe was crafted by Gary Crunkleton at Chapel Hill's The Crunkleton, and I was curious to see how Cherry Heering played off with Benedictine and Green Chartreuse in the mix. Once prepared, the Roycroft Cocktail gave forth herbal aromas from the Green Chartreuse that were joined by a hint of cherry and mint. Next, lemon, malt, and dark fruit on the sip led into rye, herbal, and cherry flavors on the swallow. Overall, the combination diminished the medicinal edge that can often come from the Cherry Heering.

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