Wednesday, February 24, 2021

all's fair

1 1/2 oz El Dorado 12 Year Rum
3/4 oz Carpano Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Marie Brizard Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand)
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters
8 drop Salt Tincture (1 slightly large pinch Salt)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Wednesdays ago, I ventured into my copy of the 2011 Beta Cocktails to make the All's Fair that I had recently spotted on Reddit. The recipe crafted by Kirk Estonipal at the Cure in New Orleans was the first part of the Halfway to a Three Ways to Lose Your Lover; the partner to it was The Flip Out that was vermouth- instead of rum-forward and, of course, included an egg, and a room temperature one as the third. In the glass, the All's Fair donated an orange aroma from the twist and Curaçao that was joined by caramel and molasses notes from the dark rum. Next, the caramel continued on into the sip where it was chased by dark rum, cola, and orange flavors on the swallow.


sscutchen said...

Seems very similar to a Fair and Warmer from the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book - Harry Craddock

2 ounces rum, (recommended: aged rum such as Mount Gay XO)
1 ounce sweet vermouth
¼ ounce Curaçao
1 dash Angostura bitters

CocktailVirgin said...

Nice catch on that!