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 yestwrday’s Human Rocket. He twist this time was grapefruit.

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