Tuesday, January 26, 2021

rock and a hard place

1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse Bonded Rye
1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/2 oz Carpano Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
1 tsp Nux Alpina (Russo Nocino)
2 dash Fee's Walnut Bitters (Strongwater)

Stir with ice and strain into a Nick & Nora (coupe) glass.
Two Tuesdays ago, I selected The NoMad Cockatil Book as the source of the evening's libation. There, I was lured in by the Rock and a Hard Place by Alisa Bobcat Rabovsky as an intriguing Manhattan variation with Amaro Nonino and walnut liqueur as the modifiers. In the glass, the cocktail shared a walnut aroma accented by caramel and rye notes. Next, a soft sip of malt, grape, and caramel gave way to rye, herbal, and orange flavors on the swallow with a walnut finish.

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