Sunday, November 25, 2018

Greenpoint (Jim Beam Bonded)

This is the third in a year’s worth of weekly Greenpoint cocktails


Greenpoint 
2 oz Jim Beam Bonded 
0.5 oz V.E.P. Yellow Chartreuse 
0.5 oz Bosca Rosso Vermouth di Torino
1 dash Australian Bitters Co. Aromatic Bitters 
1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters 

Stir; Strain; Twist

This week I decided to replace everything! The Jim Beam Bonded seems very rye forward to me and if given a glass without knowing I would’ve said it’s rye and not bourbon. Anyway, rather than 
ship-of-Theseus-ing my way to a new recipe I went “whole hog”.

My impressions with this combination was a drier, sharper, less sweet drink. This was certainly a whiskey cocktail but not obviously  a Manhattan variant. Whereas last week’s would have been nice after a meal this week’s was certainly a pre-prandial tipple. 

I’ve finished my Rittenhouse and have not much Jim Beam so a replenishment of rye is required. I think the Wiser’s bottles I have are more suited to other uses (and are strictly speaking Canadian Whisky) but with the American straight rye and the 100% rye Canadian whiskies available I’m sure I’ll not want. As with most of my trips to the LCBO a decision shall be the most difficult part. 

Stay tuned! 
Cheers!
Be well. 

Y

Sunday, November 18, 2018

52 Greenpoints: 2

Greenpoint 
2 oz J.P. Wiser’s Canada 2018
0.5 oz Charteuse MOFS
0.5 oz Gonzalez Byass La Copa Vermouth 
1 dash Angostura orange bitters 
1 dash Angostura bitters 

Stir; strain; twist 


Since I finished my bottle of Rittenhouse I needed a different whisky for this week’s Greenpoint.  We can debate Canadian Whisky vs Rye some other time. Compared to last week this cocktail was much less “this is a Manhattan” and more “this is whisky and liqueur and sweetness”  the vermouth and bitters hid behind a curtain it seemed. A nice after dinner Manhattan/Brooklyn variation. What will I change next week? What will I keep the same? Stay tuned!








Friday, November 09, 2018

No you don't get a picture

Fifty-two Greenpoint cocktails. Not exactly twenty-eight Sazeracs or a month of Mai-Tais or even forty-nine hairflips. But here we go.  I've mostly kept to my plan of three drinks a week but the problem is most have been blogged or presented elsewhere. This leaves me with little to blog about, really.  So what's it all about Alfie Solomons? Here we go again for the upteenth time: trying to revive the blog!

Greenpoint
2 oz Rittenhouse rye
0.5 oz Chartreuse MOFS
0.5 oz Gonzalez Byass La Copa Vermouth  
1 dash Angostura bitters 
1 dash Angostura orange bitters 

Stir; strain; lemon twist. 

Tonight's cocktail was delightful and familiar. A nice twist on a Manhattan.

Stay tuned!
Cheers!
Be well!