Sunday, October 15, 2023

fifth avenue

1/2 Dry Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
1/4 Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Cocchi)
1/4 oz Fernet Branca (3/4 oz)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a cherry.
Two Sundays ago, I selected my copy of Patrick Duffy's 1975 edition of The Official Mixer's Manual and landed on the Fifth Avenue that came across like a Hanky Panky on steroids. I had previously made this and documented it in my LiveJournal circa April 2007 before this blog was started; then I used a 3:1:1 ratio and no garnish, so I had to have garnered that recipe from a different vintage cocktail book. Once prepared, the Fifth Avenue welcomed the senses with caramel, minty, and menthol aromas. Next, caramel and grape notes on the sip marched into juniper-pine, bitter gentian, and menthol flavors on the swallow.

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