My Favorite Cocktail as of Late

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by MK, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. MK

    MK Founder Staff Member Bartender

    A voice from the past brings you a new cocktail. The veterans of this joint know I mostly stick to Manhattan variants. Being that the recipe has no sweet vermouth is a rare exception for my normal M.O. Nevertheless I consider this an earthy type of Manhattan. It's been my default go to for over a year...if I can find it. The ingredients are not common. Enough chatter. I give you.....

    The Moose & Squirrel cocktail
    2 oz James Pepper 1776 Rye
    .5 oz Combie Fambroise
    .5 oz Nocino Walnut liquor (no other will do)
    3 dashes Angostura bitters
    Stir, surved up.

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  2. Studebaker Driver

    Studebaker Driver One of the Regulars

    Kraken Black Spiced Rum and grapefruit juice.

    You have to be cautious... they pour in so easy and they're lip-smackin' good, they can sneak up on you.
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  3. crawlinkingsnake

    crawlinkingsnake One of the Regulars

    West Virginia
    Jameson Irish whiskey on the rocks. 'nuf said.... ;)
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  4. LobeyDosser

    LobeyDosser New in Town

    Austin TX
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    Discovered on a trip to Dublin and now my favorite go to drink.

    When it's actually Cocktail Hour I usually make a Last Word.
    3⁄4 oz Gin
    3⁄4 oz Green Chartreuse
    3⁄4 oz Maraschino liqueur (usually Luxardo's - LobeyDosser).
    3⁄4 oz Fresh lime juice
    Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
    Double-strain into a chilled coupe glass.
    About The Last Word Cocktail (Ingredients list, directions, & info thanks to
    The Last Word was one of the first pre-Prohibition drinks to lead the cocktail revival of the early aughts. Murray Stenson of Seattle’s Zig Zag unearthed the equal-parts classic—gin, maraschino liqueur, Chartreuse and lime juice—in Ted Saucier’s 1962 book, “Bottoms Up.” Before long, the Last Word was a staple in cocktail bars across the country, revered for its heady balance of sweet, sour and herbal flavors. (I also add a Luxardo Maraschino cherry - LobeyDosser)
  5. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

    New York City
    Just waiting for the weather to turn a bit colder and, then, it's time for some Irish Coffees, which in my middle-aged lighter-drinking years has become one of my favorite fall/winter cocktails.

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