Friday, December 1, 2023


1 oz Applejack (Laird's Bonded)
3/4 oz Powers Signature Irish Whiskey (Teeling Small Batch)
1/2 oz Cardamaro
1 tsp Amaro Ramazzotti
1 tsp Benedictine
1/2 tsp Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
1/2 tsp Maple Syrup

Stir with ice. No serving style was specified on the cards, so I served this "Manhattan-like" in a coupe instead of Old Fashioned-like on a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist. (The 4 minor ingredients were batched into a 1/2 oz dispense for service.)
Two Fridays ago, I was perusing an online set of recipe flashcards from Blacktail in Manhattan when I came across the Euthanasia. The named reminded me of a recipe from Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion, and that Euthanasia shared applejack, Benedictine, apricot, and maple ingredients with this one but in a five way-equal parts drink with dry gin instead of Irish whiskey (ignoring the two amari for a moment); perhaps that obscure (and overly sweet) drink was the inspiration here. The apricot-Ramazzotti combination reminded me of the Skid Row which recently inspired me to create the Club Garden. While no serving style was specified on the recipe card, a Yelp reviews from 2016 described it as Manhattan-like, so I served it up just like the glassware choice in Gaige's Euthanasia. In the glass, the Euthanasia welcomed the senses with an orange, apple, and apricot aroma. Next, grape, orchard fruit, and caramel on the sip led into apple, whiskey, herbal, apricot, and lightly bitter flavors on the swallow.


frederic said...

Bento box cutters. These are the ones I've ordered before.

SB said...

hi, is there a source for these flash cards you could share? i'd love to browse blacktail drinks, had a fun evening there once upon a time.

frederic said...

Search Quizlet, Chegg, and Brainscape with appropriate terms or ingredients (depending on whether the search is by card or by set title). Google can also get at things. It requires some effort to verify the recipe and its provenance. Some are very specific to a bar and a menu and others are just collections of recipes. And menus sometimes include classics or other bars' drinks so double checking is key (I've used Yelp and Google Maps photos of menus as well as newspaper, magazine, and blog posts/articles).

This is the one (only 6 cards) that I found this Blacktail recipe: