Friday, February 6, 2015

Bombay Cocktail

This was a rich and warming rocks drink not unlike a rocks Manhattan. I used the same ingredients as in the NY Bartenders' Guide, but modified the preparation.

See, this is an example of the NY Bartender's Guide giving the wrong glassware to go with the directions. It says cocktail glass, but shows a rocks glass. I wish I got a free drink for every mistake like this in this book, which I'm getting very familiar with. Do it up with all ingredients included or on the rocks with the Pernod on top of the ice. 

  • 2 oz. brandy
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 tsp. triple sec
  • dash of Pernod
Build this drink in a highball glass without ice by adding all ingredients except Pernod. Add large cubes or spheres of ice and stir gently to slowly cool liquor for 20 seconds making sure not to get the top layer of ice wet with liquor. Add dash of Pernod to the top layer of ice that has not been melted by the liquor. This adds a powerful aroma that stands apart from the flavor of the drink while you sip.

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