Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Modern #1

Ever since I made the Modern #2, I've been looking for a good Modern #1 recipe. The problem is that this is very much a sloe gin cocktail, not a scotch or rum one. This makes it significantly wetter and juicy. Hella orange bitters helped dry the flavor out and give it some complexity. Interestingly, I found myself relishing the plum and absinthe flavor that rises from this drink and that the bitters help along. Another interesting point was how well Johnnie Walker Red Label blended with the flavors, only appearing mid sip and almost unnoticably. I recommend trying this with more peaty single malts for more spice or a softer blend for something silkier.
  • 1 1/2 oz. sloe gin
  • 3/4 oz. scotch
  • several dashes triple sec
  • several dashes Pernod
  • several dashes orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain over fresh ice in an Old Fashioned glass. 

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