Saturday, July 10, 2021

long way home

1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz Aalborg Aquavit
1/2 oz Mancino Bianco Vermouth (Dolin Blanc)
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Saturdays ago, I returned to the 2020 Community Cocktails book were I spied the Long Way Home by Andrea Zeuge who worked at the Barnacle Bar and Vito's in Seattle. What drew me to the recipe was the combination of rye and aquavit that has been a great duo in drinks like the Immigrant Song and the Frontier. Moreover, the presence of Maraschino as a modifier was also appealing for it has complemented aquavit in cocktails like the Argyle and Bohemia.
The Long Way Home displayed a nutty cherry and caraway bouquet. Next, white wine with a hint of cherry on the sip wandered into rye, nutty cherry, and caraway flavors on the swallow.

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