Tuesday, April 20, 2021

tuxedo park

1 oz Aged Bols Genever (1/2 oz Bols Genever + 1/2 oz Bols Corenwyn)
1 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Fino Sherry (La Gitana Manzanilla)
1/8 oz Luxardo Maraschino
1 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass, and garnish with orange oil from a twist.

Two Tuesdays ago, I returned to the Hawthorne's bar bible and got lured in by the Tuxedo Park created by bartender Katie Emmerson (now Okane). The recipe reminded me of Eastern Standard's Tuxedo Cocktail #3 that was their aged Genever riff on the classic #1 and #2 gin versions. Relative to #3, this had sweet vermouth instead of dry and slightly adjusted proportions; moreover, it was named after a region just north of Manhattan that was once private hunting grounds in the 1880s and later became home to many socialites up until the Depression. The famous residents included J.P. Morgan, Emily Post, and William Waldorf Astor.

The Tuxedo Park began with an orange oil aroma over malt and hint of cherry on the nose. Next, a malty and grape sip rose to Genever's malt and botanicals, savory herbal, and nutty cherry flavors on the swallow.

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