Saturday, March 20, 2021

national velvet

2 oz Scotch (Cutty Sark Prohibition)
1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Saturdays ago, I returned to Eric Alperin's Unvarnished book and spied the National Velvet. The recipe crafted by Max Seaman at the Varnish was akin to a Revolver with two substitutions: Scotch and mole bitters instead of Bourbon and orange, and the name might be a reference to the 1935 novel or the 1944 movie that was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In the glass, the National Velvet greeted the senses with an orange, coffee, and smoke bouquet. Next, a malt and roast sip galloped into a Scotch and coffee swallow with a chocolate and smoke finish.

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