Reform Cocktail

Reform Cocktail

Reform Cocktail.
1 Dash Orange Bitters. (Angostura Orange bitters)
1/3 French Vermouth. (3/4 oz Noilly Prat Original Dry)
2/3 Sherry. (1 1/2 oz Bodega Dios Baco Amontillado Sherry)
Stir (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass. Add a (Luxardo!) cherry.

When I made this, I thought, “this is tasty, but boy it could use some booze.”

So I redid it again, using the equal parts model of the Affinity.

1 Dash Orange Bitters
3/4 oz Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz Noilly Prat Original Dry
3/4 oz Bodega Dios Baco Amontillado Sherry

Stir, strain, cocktail glass.

Wow! That is interesting! The whole thing comes across amazingly floral, not at all like I think of Rye Whiskey Cocktails. In fact, I think this might be the first Rye Whiskey and Dry Vermouth Cocktail I’ve made that I’ve truly enjoyed!

Of course that does mean I should think up a new name. Maybe “Reformed Cocktail”?

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.