Thursday, March 26, 2020

Tivoli Cocktail

This is a rich and rewarding cocktail made with bourbon and punched up with aquavit. Though aquavit is a Scandinavian spirit and bourbon comes from Kentucky, this is an all-local cocktail.

Ragged Branch bourbon is an excellent wheated bourbon out of Charlottesville, Virginia. This Mt. Defiance sweet vermouth comes from Middleburg, Virginia. And I made this aquavit with MurLarkey Justice white whiskey from Bristow. The cocktail also calls for a dash of Campari. I regret that I drank all my Campari a while ago and resorted to a citrus bitters that I made to mimic Campari. Again, that bitters was made with local moonshine, so I felt like it was a fitting decision.
  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon (Ragged Branch wheated used)
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth (Mt. Defiance used)
  • 1/2 oz. aquavit (homemade used)
  • dash Campari
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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