Monday, April 26, 2021

the makeup

2 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse)
1/2 oz Averna
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Mondays ago, I returned to my Food & Wine: Cocktails book collection and spied the Makeup in the 2011 edition. The recipe was crafted by Ricky Gomez at the Teardrop Lounge in Portland, Oregon, and the combination looked like the Big Chief mashed up with the Green Point with the vermouth element dropped out. Once prepared, the Makeup powdered the nose with orange, caramel, and herbal aromas. Next, caramel and honey notes colored the sip, and the swallow applied rye, caramel, herbal, citrus, and spice flavors for a delightful drink. Despite all my beauty allusions, my guess is that the drink was named after the band formed in 1995 that last put out an album in 2006.

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