Tuesday, March 9, 2021

the redemption

3/4 oz Jagermeister
3/4 oz Averna
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
3/4 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
6 drop Bittermens Burlesque Bitters
12 drop Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate (Doc Elliot's Orange Bitters)

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with two ice cubes, garnish with 2-3 drop more orange citrate, and add a splash of soda water (omit).

Two Tuesdays ago, I made a drink from the Bittermens website that I had spotted mentioned elsewhere earlier in the week called the Redemption. Avery Glasser described how shortly after he helped to open Amor y Amargo in Manhattan, Jagermeister brand ambassador at the time Todd Richman stopped in with a bottle, and Avery created this to serve to him. I assume that the drink name was a reference of how the spirit was redeemed from being a frat boy shooter into something that could stand toe-to-toe in cocktails alongside Italian bitter liqueurs, and the recipe was featured in the Wall Street Journal soon after in 2011.
The Redemption began with a bright orange oil aroma over caramel and licorice notes. Next, the caramel continued into the sip where it swirled with the vermouth's grape, and the swallow donated apple, cinnamon, and root beer flavors to round out the drink.

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