Featured Cocktail: Old Fashioned 17
Sure, Thanksgiving is over. But that doesn't mean we have to put that bottle of Wild Turkey back on the shelf. Bartender Christopher Longoria from 1760 in San Francisco created a riff on the Old Fashioned for Wild Turkey's second annual Give Back the Bird fundraiser. For the entire month of November, participating bars donated $2 from the sale of their specially created cocktail to the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. The promotion may be over, but this drink is a great addition to your fall and winter cocktail repertoire. Cynar, Campari and two kinds of bitters lend enticing herbal and bitter notes, while white Vermouth rather than red keeps the tipple on the drier side. You could even add a bit of sparkling water to this and serve it as an aperitif.
Old Fashioned 17
Recipe courtesy of Christopher Longoria, 1760, San Francisco, CA
2 oz. Wild Turkey Rye
3/4 oz. Campari
1 tsp. Cynar
1/4 oz. dry Vermouth
1/4 oz. simple syrup
4 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
Brandied cherry, for garnish
Combine all except garnish in a mixing glass. Add ice, and stir until chilled. Strain over 1 large ice cube in a rocks glass, and garnish with a brandied cherry.