Monday, November 30, 2020

gods of old

2 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse Bonded)
3/4 oz Amaro Meletti
1/4 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
2 dash Regan's Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into an absinthe-rinsed (Kübler) cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Mondays ago, I also returned to the Kindred Cocktails database where I had spotted the Gods of Old crafted by Seattle bartender Scott Diaz in 2016. The balance on paper seemed to suggest the dessert Black Manhattan that would fit my mood. In the glass, the Gods of Old met the senses with an orange and anise bouquet. Next, a touch sweet sip showcased the amaro's caramel notes accented by darker ones from the chocolate liqueur, and the swallow offered up rye, violet, chocolate, and herbal flavors.

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