Friday, October 28, 2022

andrew square

2 oz Old Overholt Rye Whiskey (86°)
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Fernet Branca
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Fridays ago, I was peering into the "Drinks of Drink" notebook at work and spotted the Andrew Square named after a nearby neighborhood just south of the bar's location. Its combination of cherry liqueur and Fernet Branca was one that dated back to Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 with the Pinto. With rye whiskey as a stirred drink, the Andrew Square reminded me of the more recent Problem Solver and the combination of the liqueurs have appeared elsewhere on here. The notebook lacked any hint as to its creator or year, but once prepared, it revealed a cherry, clove, and rye aroma. Next caramel and dark fruit notes on the sip flowed into rye, cherry, menthol, and bitter gentian flavors on the swallow.

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