Wednesday, November 15, 2023


2 oz Four Roses Bourbon (Angel's Envy)
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Averna
1/4 oz Amer Picon
1 dash Old Forester Bohemian Bitters (described as "cherry tobacco bitters") (King Floyd's Cherry Cacao)

Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and flame an orange twist over the top and discard.
Two Wednesdays ago, I was perusing the Kindred Cocktails database when I spotted the Quadrophenia by bar manager Julian Goglia at The Pinewood Tippling Room in Decatur, Georgia. The recipe was sourced from a 2022 Paste Magazine article on Amer Picon, and Eater Atlanta wrote about it in a 2013 article that helps to give a time frame for its creation. The drink name makes reference to The Who's sixth album from 1973 that was a rock opera or perhaps the 1979 movie based off that album. To accent the cherry undertones in the drink, I opted for Angel's Envy Bourbon with its port finish, and made with such, it led off with cherry, caramel grape, and orange aromas. Next, the grape and caramel continued on into the sip where they were followed by Bourbon and bitter herbal-orange flavors on the swallow with a chocolate and cherry finish.

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