Saturday, August 7, 2021

boo radley

2 oz Bourbon (Wild Turkey 101°)
3/4 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Cherry Heering

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with oils from both a lemon twist and an orange twist (optional to add the peels as well).

Two Saturdays ago, I was reminded via Facebook memories of hanging out with Chris Hannah during Tales of the Cocktail, and I searched Kindred Cocktails for a recipe of his that I have not yet made. There, I spied the Boo Radley sourced from Punch Drink that I probably skipped over due to its similarity to a Boston drink, Not the First Cyn. Chris created the Boo Radley at Arnaud's French 75 in New Orleans as a tribute to the character in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and he was inspired by that Southern literary classic to riff on a Southern cocktail classic, the Creole from Ensslin's 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks. Here, Chris swapped Cynar for the sweet vermouth and Cherry Heering for the Amer Picon (the article does not mention where the Benedictine went though).
The Boo Radley showcased an orange, lemon, and dark herbal aroma. Next, caramel and cherry on the sip led into Bourbon, bitter cherry, and chocolate flavors on the swallow.

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