Thursday, April 23, 2020

broken branch

1 1/2 oz Bourbon (Wild Turkey 101)
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Maraschino (Luxardo)
1/2 oz Averna
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I was invited to join the Daily.Sip.Cocktail crew from Instagram to make a drink with them. For a recipe that I was sure that all four of us could assemble, I selected the Broken Branch by San Francisco's David Nepove from Daniel Yaffe's Drink More Whiskey book. This Bourbon Manhattan reminded me of the Brooklyn Brawler given the duo of Averna and Maraschino accenting a whiskey and vermouth base. Once assembled, the Broken Branch donated an orange and nutty cherry aroma. Next, caramel, grape, and cherry notes on the sip snapped into Bourbon and herbal flavors on the swallow with a nutty spice on the finish. Overall, the Broken Branch was very well rounded, and the other elements kept the Maraschino in check; moreover, it served as a good sipper even when it warmed up as the four of us chatted on the HouseParty app in our separate quarantined home bars and kitchens.

1 comment:

David Alderson said...

Great drink! Thanks, Fred! Sharing this drink together was a highlight of our Daily Shelter-In-Place (SIP) Cocktails! Cheers, @dailysipcocktail