Thursday, February 24, 2022

the end is nigh

1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse Bonded Rye
1 oz Bonal Gentian-Quina
1/4 oz Varnelli Amaro Sibilla
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I had recently finished the Lift Your Spirits book about New Orleans drinking culture through the years written by Elizabeth Williams and Chris McMillian. The book had already inspired me to revisit the Obituary Cocktail, and the one that called out to me next was The End is Nigh from Cure as communicated by Neal Bodenheimer. Once prepared, the End is Nigh donated an orange and herbal aroma to the senses. Next, grape and char notes on the sip flowed into rye, smoky, and bitter herbal flavors on the swallow.

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