1 1/2 oz. Bols Genever
1/2 oz. dry vermouth (Dolin)
1/4 oz. Maraschino (Luxardo)
1/4 oz. Amer Picon (Torani Amer)
Dash orange bitters (homemade)
I recently received Ted Haigh's (Dr. Cocktail) excellent book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten cocktails. The recipes are an assortment of old and forgotten cocktails that (at least in PDX) are forgotten no longer. Many cafes, restaurants, and bars in the area have riffs of the Pegu Club, the Seelbach, and the Brandy Crusta as well as many others listed in the book. It is wonderful to see Dr. Cocktails influence reach so far. I started with a cocktail I had not heard of (and there are many in this book) named the Seventh Heaven.
Pleasant mint nose and juniper/botanical forward. The grapefruit mediates the funky maraschino and follows on the swallow to form a bit of a spiciness. I thought about the small cocktail glasses on the recent episode of Mad Men while pouring this cocktail. It only filled half the glass, as the older cocktails were often of much smaller proportions, meant