Serve in aNick & Nora glass
Lemon zest twist
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)|
|1 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|1/12 fl oz||Amer Picon|
|1 dash||Orange Bitters by Angostura|
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Spirit-forward and best described as a Manhattan for libertarians, or indeed for anyone of any political persuasion seeking balance.
The first known recipe for a Liberal cocktail appears in George Kappeler's 1895 Modern American Drinks. Versions of the Liberal then appear in Thos. Stuart's 1904 Stuart' s Fancy Drinks And How To Mix Them; Jacques Straub's 1913 Straub's Manual of Mixed Drinks; and Albert Stevens Crockett's 1931 Old Waldorf Bar Days.
Liberal Cocktail.George J. Kappeler, 1930
Fill a mixing-glass half-full fine ice, add one dash syrup, half a jigger Amer Picon bitters, half a jigger whiskey. Mix, strain into cocktail glass. A small piece of lemon peel on top. Serve.
Liberal Cocktail.Thos. Stuart, Nov. 1904
1/3 Pecon Bitters.
1/3 Italian vermouth.
3 0r 4 dashes absinthe.
LIBERAL COCKTAIL.Jacques Straub, 1913
1/3 Jigger Italian Vermouth.
2/3 Jigger Rye Whiskey.
1 Dash Amer Picon.
LIBERALAlbert Stevens Crockett, 1931
Dash of Orange Bitters
Three dashes Amer Picon
One-half Italian Vermuth
One serving of Liberal contains 150 calories.