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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Real Bittersweet Cocktail

     Here is an idea for a really nice cocktail that is not for the person that likes a sweet cocktail.  This has a subtle sweetness up front and a pronounced tartness at the finish.   The variety of flavors keep changing throughout the experience.  I find it to be wonderful and the lack of the heavy sweetness makes it uniquely different and enjoyable.

The Real Bittersweet Cocktail

  • 1 ½ oz. Real McCoy 12 Year Old Rum
  • ½ oz Absinthe
  • 1 oz Amaro di Toscana
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • ¼ oz Sour Orange Juice
  • 1 Dash Fee Brother's Old Fashion Bitters

Put Absinthe into a rocks glass, swirl and discard.   Add remaining ingredients to mixing glass filled with ice and stir.   Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass.  Garnish with and orange zest.

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