Thursday, May 20, 2021

dead end friends

1 1/2 oz Old Overholt Rye
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1/4 oz Grapefruit Liqueur (St. Elder)
2 dash Mole Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I selected Jeffrey Donegan's Dead End Friends from the Community Cocktails book. Jeffrey crafted this recipe at The Blue Glass in Seattle, and perhaps it is a reference to a song on Them Crooked Vultures' first album in 2009. Considering that two of the three members of that supergroup, namely Dave Grohl and Josh Homme, are based in Seattle, it seems rather likely. In the glass, the Dead End Friends met the nose with a grapefruit oil aroma. Next, grape, grapefruit, and malt on the sip slid into rye and bitter herbal flavors on the swallow with a chocolate and grapefruit finish.

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