20170419

DERBY ROYALE COCKTAIL


I like to think of this cocktail as a chocolate cherry Boulevardier or, perhaps closer, a Kentucky Royale but with fresh cherries instead of Cherry Heering. Basically it was something I tossed together the other night when I was goofing around with my Templeton Rye and my Cinzano Rosso trying to come up with a new cocktail. At the last minute I added some orange elements with a drop of orange bitters and an orange twist because I wanted a bit of citrus hitting my nose with the chocolate and cherries.

Damn, it was good for something I just tossed together. I had three and I was one happy little boozer. I also had with my Kentucky Derby - Triple Crown Cocktail for this year. Win, win.

Now, if only my pick for this year's Run for the Roses can also win.


The
DERBY ROYALE
COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS
1-1/2 Oz. Templeton Rye
6  Frozen Dark Sweet Organic Cherries
1/2 Oz. Cinzano Rosso Vermouth
1 Teaspoon Caffè Borghetti Coffee Liqueur
1 Teaspoon Bordeaux Cherry Syrup
2 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
1 Dash Angostura Orange Bitters
1 Tablespoon Pasteurized Egg White

Garnish: Bordeaux Maraschino Cherry, Orange Twist

Tools: Blender, Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Coupe

DIRECTIONS
Chill the glass.
Toss the ingredients into your blender and whip until volume triples and the drink is nice and foamy. (This is my cheaters version of dry shaking.)
Transfer this to an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake until chilled then strain onto the chilled coupe.
Express the orange peel over the top, add the cherry and serve.


Bailey, of course, did his cocktail wingman duty and tested it out for me:


PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

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