Thursday, October 7, 2021


1 1/2 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse)
3/4 oz Salers Gentian Liqueur (Suze)
1/4 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Thursday ago, I uncovered Canon's version of the Nymph that first appeared in the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book via Kindred Cocktails. That entry had been sourced from a Reddit posting describing the variation on the classic of equal parts Canadian whisky, apricot liqueur, and Lillet with a dash of Angostura. Here, the balance was made drier as well as more bitter with gentian liqueur taking the place of Lillet and Angostura. In the glass, the Nymph proffered gentian and rye aromas. Next, a semi-sweet lemon-grape on the sip summoned a rye, earthy herbal, and apricot swallow.

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