Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Vulgar Boatman

I kind of like when cocktail names get corrupted and a new idea springs forth. It starts with a guest mis-hearing the name of the drink (the Harvey Wallbanger) and asking for it wrong the rest of the night No one corrects them and suddenly regulars are flocking to try this new cocktail (The Wally Harvbanger.)

This cocktail is a little more Eurocentric than the Volga Boatman, it's originator. There's German kirschwasser, Swedish cherry liqueur and Polish vodka, Italian vermouth, as well as orange bitters. This drink is richer than the Volga Boatman, and much less juicy. Orange his hinted at with the bitters, not the juice itself.
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka (Belvedere used)
  • 3/4 oz. cherry liqueur (Cherry Herring used)
  • 1/4 oz. dry vermouth (Antica dry used)
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice 
  • 1/4 tsp. kirsch (Kammer kirsch used)
  • dash of orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass 

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