First off, a while ago I wrote about hot toddies for the Burlington Free Press. Woo.
More importantly, here is an awesome new drink I made on the spur of the moment today. We drove 5 1/2 hours from Waterville, ME, and then I went and climbed (plastic) rocks, and then I made this drink. I wanted a Raymond Chandler name, but nothing is coming to me right now. It’s a really good drink.
- 1 oz rye whiskey (new bottle of Bulleit’s)
- 1 oz Manzanilla sherry (La Cosecha)
- 1 oz Bonal
- 2 dashes celery bitters
Stir the whole mess with ice. Pour it into a stemmed glass, then garnish it with a lemon peel.
I wanted something on the lighter side, and something that was more dry than sweet. The bottle of rye I had picked up the week before was asking to be opened, and celery, rye, and sherry is a combination that’s always played nice for me before. The Bonal was just to add some basic interest to the drink, and then ended up holding everything together.
Go on – buy yourself a drink from the office bar.