Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Greenpoint (Wiser’s Dissertation; Strega)

Number five of fifty-two Greenpoint cocktails 

Greenpoint 
2 oz J.P.  Dissertation 
0.5 oz Strega 
0.5 oz Gonzalez Byass la copa vermouth 
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Angostura orange bitters


This week I decided to sub Strega for yellow chartreuse. I also used J.P. Wiser’s Dissertation (as it was still on the counter from yesterday's Human Rocket). The twist this time was grapefruit.

The ever vigilante Fred Yarm alerted me via Instagram that this drink was quite like Evan Harrison's Nonantum.

I found this variation to be delicious and herbal. Not any one ingredient dominated. Everything came together to make a lovely any-time-of-the-evening libation.

Cheers!
Be well 

Monday, December 03, 2018

Greenpoint (Jim Beam Bonded) Again

This week I stuck with the Jim Beam but went back to the MOFS and the Gonzalez Byass. 

Greenpoint 
2 oz Jim Beam Bonded 
0.5 oz Chartreuse MOFS 
0.5 oz Gonzalez Byass La Copa
1 dash Regan’s orabge bitters 
1 dash Australians Bitters Co. Bitters 
Stir; strain; twist 

I found this dry but not overly so. A well balanced drink that would be suitable any time. Not obviously for before or after a meal. Perhaps a pleasant second round after a Vieux Carré?  Not a loser but also not a winner. Much like that song you don’t care about at the end of side one or that house you never notice because it’s three properties from the intersection. A wholly capable whiskey drink but not a chart topper. Then again certainly not a pigeonholed drink either. Ah well. You know what they say about a Jack of all trades...

Cheers!
Be well