Hello again, my friends and happy Black Friday to you. I have officially purchased nothing today, not out of protest or anything like that, just no time with all of the travel and family obligations. Maybe later.
One thing I do have time for is a new cocktail. I had someone yesterday at Thanksgiving tell me they didn't buy any of our stuff because they don't need it - they just pour shit in a glass. Fair enough.
This is the Embarcadero. I have seen this done with any number of garnishes from rosemary to ginger, sugar sticks, etc. I happen to have picked up some really nice rye last week here locally, so I'm keeping it simple - pour this shit in a glass and swirl it. Oh, and yes it has vermouth, but sweet vermouth and I have found another application here I actually like.
In a rocks glass over a large ice cube, add;
1 oz Rye (used Russell's Reserve 6-year)
1 oz Amaro (used Averna)
1 oz sweet vermouth
Express a lemon peel and rub along the edge, adding to the glass. Swirl, sip and enjoy.