An original from The Straight Up
Peat whiskey and citrus with just a hint of tobacco and clove. Upfront you get a very smooth whiskey and citrus flavor with accents of herbs from the Fernet. The vermouth helps to smooth everything out, especially one like Cocchi Vermouth di Torino. Just before the finish, there is a crescendoing complexity with mint, citrus, herbs, quinine, leather, burnt sugar and tobacco. The finish dries out some with light notes of clove, cinnamon, mint and tobacco, that while seemingly heavy at first, lightens up and leaves you ready for another taste.
1oz Russellâs Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon
.5oz Sweet Vermouth
1 dash Bittermens Burlesque Bitters
Peat Monster Scotch (rinse)
Flamed Orange Twist
Add the Russell’s Reserve, Calisaya, Fernet-Branca, sweet vermouth and Bittermens bitters to a chilled mixing glass. Add a cube or two of ice and stir ever so briefly (not trying to totally chill this one). Strain into a chilled rocks glass over a large cube.