Saturday, February 6, 2021

the west end

1 1/2 oz Bourbon (2 oz Four Roses)
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
3 dash Apple Bitters (Dashfire)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass (coupe), and garnish with a flamed orange twist (unflamed).
Two Saturdays ago, I returned to a recipe that I had spotted in the 2013 whiskey booklet in The Cocktail Hour series when I made the Rusty Roy. That drink was the West End which was Sue Erickson's Manhattan riff named after the neighborhood in Portland where Grüner -- the restaurant she worked at -- resides. In the glass, the West End welcomed the nose with an orange and Bourbon aroma. Next, malt, white grape, and apple notes on the sip transferred to Bourbon and orange flavors on the swallow.

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