Saturday, June 19, 2021

don lockwood

1 oz Rainwater Madeira (1 1/2 oz Blandy's 5 Year Verdelho)
1/2 oz Bourbon (3/4 oz Old Grand-Dad 114°)
1/2 oz Benedictine (3/4 oz)
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters (2 light dash)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with a large cube, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Two Saturdays ago, I returned to T. Cole Newton's Cocktail Dive Bar and spotted the Don Lockwood which in name and Bourbon component only reminded me of the one created at Dutch Kills. This one was crafted by Cole for the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, and he similarly named it after Gene Kelly's character in Singin' in the Rain. The combination of Madeira and Benedictine was alluring for it worked rather well in the Prospector, and I had success with it in the Provocateur and Undercover Angel.
The Don Lockwood proffered a lemon oil and grape bouquet. Next, grape and a light caramel note on the sip danced into Bourbon, oxidized fruit, and herbal flavors on the swallow with a lightly anise finish.

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