Thursday, October 5, 2023

tight five

1 1/2 oz Tequila (Olmeca Altos)
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Apple Brandy (Morin Calvados Selection)
1/4 oz Cynar
1/8 oz Benedictine

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I returned to the Raising the Bar book by Jacob Grier and Brett Adams and came across another recipe that they crafted called the Tight Five. It paired tequila and apple brandy which worked well in the Spanish Caravan and other recipes, and they accented this Manhattan or Marconi Wireless riff with touches of Cynar and Benedictine. Here, the Tight Five launched with an orange, apple, and caramel bouquet. Next, grape and apple notes on the sip flowed into agave, apple, and minty-herbal flavors on the swallow.

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