Sunday, December 3, 2023

mighty tux

1 1/2 oz London Dry Gin (Beefeater)
1 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/4 oz Maraschino (Luxardo)
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
2 dash Absinthe (12 drop St. George)

Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a cherry.
Two Sundays ago, I spotted an interesting take on the Tuxedo #2 called the Mighty Tux in a set of online recipe flashcards. I was able to identify that it was created by Tonia Guffey by way of the New York Distilling website and able to link its genesis to Spring 2010 at Dram in Brooklyn via eGullet and TimeOut. Tonia also served this years later at the Kitchen at Atomic in Las Vegas, and one reference described it as "a playful twist between a Martinez and a Tuxedo." In the glass, the Mighty Tux offered up pine, cherry, and licorice aromas. Next, light grape and plum notes on the sip departed for gin, nutty cherry, licorice, and anise flavors on the swallow.

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