Tuesday, October 26, 2021

the minton

1 1/2 oz Hayman's Old Tom Gin
1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth (Lacuesta)
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Aperol
3 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a flamed orange twist (unflamed).
Two Tuesdays prior, I was scanning the Kindred Cocktails database when I came across the Minton crafted by Kaleb Cribb at Farm 255 in George sometime at or before 2013. This Negroni-style drink utilized the Cynar-Aperol combination that has blossomed in the Mad Max, The Negroni that Wasn't, and other recipes, so I was curious to give it a try. In the glass, the Minton shared an orange, plum, caramel, and herbal aroma. Next, cherry, plum, and caramel notes on the sip slid into gin, orange, and dark herbal flavors on the swallow.

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