Sunday, July 3, 2022

vice & virtue

2 oz Blanco Tequila (Cimarron)
3/4 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
1/4 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
1/4 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 dash Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with orange oils from a twist.
Two Sundays ago, I was excited to crack into my new purchase of The Bartender's Manifesto by Toby Maloney with Emma Janzen and the bartenders of the Violet Hour. The first recipe I selected was the Vice & Virtue crafted by Violet Hour bartender Owen Gibler in 2012 as a stirred tequila drink with apricot accents akin to the Damasco. The Vice & Virtue conjured up an orange, apricot, and agave aroma. Next, grape and orchard fruit on the sip flowed into tequila, vegetal, apricot, and darker flavors on the swallow.

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