Thursday, January 19, 2012

Scorched Earth

The Scorched Earth was adapted by Gary Regan from a recipe by Nicholas Hearin.

1.5 oz Cognac (Remy Martin)
.5 oz Cynar
.5 oz sweet vermouth (Dolin)

This is a nice cocktail for showing off Cynar -- you definitely get its vegetal character in the drink, but the sweetness of the vermouth and the cognac balances it out. Regan calls for a twist of lemon; I added in orange bitters instead. Unsurprisingly, Regan knows his cocktails better than I do. Lemon would be better in this than the orange. It's a pretty heavy and boozy cocktail, and some lemon would help brighten it up.

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