Wednesday, September 1, 2021

the problem solver

2 oz Overproof Rye (Rittenhouse Bonded)
1/2 oz Cherry Herring
1/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Fernet Branca

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Wednesdays, I decided to make a recipe that Jabriel Donohue posted on his Facebook that he created over a decade ago at the Acadia in Portland and now serves at the Doctor's Office in Seattle called the Problem Solver. Since Fernet works well with both Benedictine and Cherry Heering, I was excited to give this one a go. Moreover, it reminded me a little of a Remember the Maine crossed with a Down & Brown. In the glass, the Problem Solver proffered an orange, rye, and cherry aroma to the nose. Next, a cherry-grape sip concluded with a rye, cherry, and bitter menthol swallow.

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