Monday, December 18, 2017

blood, lust, and diamonds

2 oz Rye Whiskey (Old Overholt)
3/4 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
1/2 oz Cognac (Courvoisier VS)
1 dash Amaretto (1 bsp Disaronno)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.
Two Mondays ago, I was flipping through New York Cocktails in order to find the evening's nightcap. The one that stood out was Brian Teoh's Blood, Lust, and Diamonds that he created at Jakewalk, and the name reminded me of Trina's Starlite Lounge's Power, Corruption, and Lies. Instead of a New Order song title, Brian dubbed the drink after a quote from the early 17th century dramatist John Webster who wrote, "Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or wit, like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust." In the glass, the touch of amaretto added a nuttiness to the rye nose. Next, a grape sip led into whiskey, Cognac, vanilla, clove, and almond flavors.

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