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About this Cocktail

This is a drink specifically designed for a beautiful fall Sunday evening when my beloved Saints are doing their best to dig out of the 0-4 hole they began the 2012 season with and the hated Atlanta Falcons are sitting at 7-0. It's a potent (like the Saints offense) pre-game kind of drink based on the Black Manhattan that has a touch of sweetness (the weather), a strong balance of bitterness (the hated Falcons record), and is exceptionally boozy (to help deal with the reality that the beloved Saints are 2-4 whilst the hated Falcons are 7-0).
Thanks for inspiration around the FtF go to fellow good guy (Saints fan) Neal Bodenheimer and bad guy (Falcons fan) Brandon Herring.

The name is a shortened version of one of my favorite sayings, so please feel free to share any guesses you have in the comments below.

  • 1.5 ounces Rittenhouse Rye
  • 1.5 ounces Amaro Meletti
  • 2 dashes Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate
  • 1 dash Bittercube Cherrybark Vanilla Bitters
  • 2 dashes Regans Orange Bitters
  • Rinse of Luxardo Maraschino

Mix rye, amaro, citrate, and bitters in a cocktail shaker over ice. Stir until well mixed and chilled.
Rinse a rocks glass with a splash of the Maraschino and pour off excess.
Strain shaker contents over fresh ice (one large cube if available).

Note: If you really want the full effect of this particular cocktail, you should consume at least 2 or 3 and then taunt any Falcons fans you happen to know or come in contact with.

  • Brandon Herring
    Favorite team Falcons?
  • Peter Bodenheimer
    @brandon Not so much...
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    FtF indeed.
  • Peter Bodenheimer
    Have to add that this drink works well as a celebratory cocktail when watching your preferred candidate win office.
  • Peter Bodenheimer
    I'm not sure why, but this particular cocktail tastes especially sweet today...
  • Brandon Herring
    I'll take a double FtF re: my first comment.
  • The Rakish Bon Vivant
    Fear The Falcons! Rise up!!
  • Brandon Herring
    Fear them indeed!
  • Michael Yusko
    Fuck that fuck?
  • Tim S.
    Oh my, this is a tasty drink! Somehow reminds me of the sweet 33-10 victory the Seahawks had over the Falcons on 11/10/13. That's got to be the Meletti shining through... :). Thanks for sharing Peter, and Thanks for taking the joke at your expense Brandon... Cheers!
  • Brandon Herring
    Hey, it is a tasty drink :)

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