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Merchant of perth

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1 1/2 oz Great King Street Glasgow Blend Scotch 3/4 oz Peychaud's Apertivo 1/2 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry 1/4 oz Cynar 1 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a Nick & Nora glass, and garnish with a grapefruit twist. Two Sundays ago, I returned to the Hawthorne bar bible and spotted the Merchant of Perth. This recipe created by bartender Rob Ficks was subtitled "Tradewinds down the River Tay," and it reminded me a little of bitter Scotch drinks like the Preceptor and Black Francis. While the recipe book called for a Compass Box blended Scotch, the name and subtitle refer to Joseph...
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Walk on the wild side

Walk on the wild side

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1 1/2 oz Beefeater 24 Gin 3/4 oz Amaro Nonino 3/4 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth 2 dash Fee's Plum Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist. Two Mondays ago, I was perusing the Barnotes site for intriguing cocktails to make that evening. There, I spied Sean Kilfeather's Walk on the Wild Side gin drink that he crafted for the late Summer 2013 menu at Blackbird Bar in San Francisco. The combination reminded me of the Aprilia and perhaps the Marchessa , so I was intrigued to give it a go. In the glass, this tribute to either the 1962 movie or the Lou...
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