Monday, July 8, 2024

averna cocktail

2 oz Michter's Rye
1/2 oz Averna
1/2 oz Amer Picon
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Mondays ago, I returned to a bartender recipe collection from Eastern Standard in Boston, and I landed on the Averna Cocktail that reminded me in structure and naming convention of their Fernet Cocktail. I estimate this to have been created around 2007-08 before they ran through their Amer Picon stash and had to switch over to the house "Bitter Brew" mix in 2009. In a cocktail glass that was very similar to the ones that Eastern Standard used to use back in the day, the Averna Cocktail led off with a lemon, caramel, orange, and rye spice bouquet. Next, a caramel-orange sip opened up into rye, bitter-herbal, dark orange, and quinine flavors on the swallow.

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