Sunday, January 17, 2021

the erin

2 oz New York Distilling Ragtime Rye (Rittenhouse Bonded)
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Bigallet China-China (Torani Amer)
1/2 oz Suze Gentian Liqueur
5 dash Allspaice Dram (1 bsp Hamilton's)

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with lemon and orange twists.

After attending Camper English's book club on Brad Parson's Last Call, I began to thumb through the recipes that I had not looked at in a year. While the book is certainly not a cocktail book, there were some interesting ones at the end of each section such as the Last Man Standing. Here, I was lured in by the Erin created by Toby Cecchini at the Long Island Bar in Brooklyn; he had hope to come up with a better name for the combination, but alas, he ended up keeping the placeholder name which was the person he crafted it for.
The Erin proffered lemon and orange oils over grape, dark orange, and earthy herbal aromas. Next, grape and caramel on the sip slid into rye, dark orange, bitter gentian, and allspice flavors on the swallow.

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