it’s friday. and that means it’s time for a cocktail. or at least a recipe, depending on when you’re reading this. if early morning, you may just want to stick to tea or coffee. get through the day first. or just make a cocktail. we aren’t going to judge.
a couple months ago, james tried a cocktail that commemorates the whiskey rebellion in 1794. the name… the 1794. at the time he had no idea the history behind this drink, he just asked the bartender what he would be drinking if he was not working and this is what was mixed up and put in front of james. it was a simple preparation and presentation but it was not a simple tasting drink.
it is a distant “cousin” to a traditional negroni cocktail which is normally made with gin and a variation of boulevardier, which is made with bourbon. now, james really liked this drink the first time he tried it, which is obvious since he insisted on re-creating it at home.
this is a bit of a spicy and bitter drink – using a base of rye whiskey and campari – and pulls no punches as its a drink that is all alcohol. the sweet vermouth evens out the bitterness a bit and creates a rye drink that can be enjoyed during these cold winter months. and honestly, it is a very easy drink to make that may impress your friends…not many people know it or have heard of the drink. so step out of your comfort zone and mix this drink up and tell us what you think.
download: the 1794