Sunday, March 21, 2021

loose noose

2 oz Bourbon (Larceny)
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Fino Sherry (La Gitana Manzanilla)
1/2 tsp Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Sundays ago, I spotted a reference to an interesting sounding Manhattan-variation called the Loose Goose. The Bittermens website attributed the recipe to Frank Cisneros at Dram as published in Jill DeGroff's 2nd edition of Lush Life: Portraits from the Bar in 2011. Once prepared, the Loose Noose wrapped around the nose with orange, Bourbon, and allspice aromas. Next, malt and grape on the sip tightened into Bourbon, savory, chocolate, and allspice flavors on the swallow.

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