Sunday, May 31, 2020


3/4 oz Bourbon (Angel's Envy)
3/4 oz Aged Rum (Privateer Navy Yard)
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
3/4 oz Campari
3 dash Mole Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.
Two Sundays ago, I remembered how much I enjoyed Milk & Honey's rum riff on the Negroni called the Right Hand, and I considered doing the Bourbon variation dubbed the Left Hand. Instead, I mashed the two up and entitled the combination the Ambidextrous. Once prepared, the drink wafted a dark, vinous, and bitter orange aroma to the nose. Next, caramel and grape on the sip gave way to Bourbon, rum cherry, chocolate, and orange flavors on the swallow. While any Bourbon will work here, the Angel's Envy added an elegant dark fruit note from its ruby port barrel finish to the mix.

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