Liberal

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Discerning Drinkers (7 ratings)

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Photographed in a

Bespoke Nick & Nora

Garnish:

Orange 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 Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
1/12 fl oz Amer Picon
1 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
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Review:

Spirit-forward and best described as a Manhattan for libertarians, or indeed for anyone of any political persuasion seeking balance.

Variant:

Cuban Liberal

History:

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.
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.

George J. Kappeler, 1930

Liberal Cocktail.
1/3 Pecon Bitters.
1/3 whiskey.
1/3 Italian vermouth.
3 0r 4 dashes absinthe.

Thos. Stuart, Nov. 1904

LIBERAL COCKTAIL.
1/3 Jigger Italian Vermouth.
2/3 Jigger Rye Whiskey.
1 Dash Amer Picon.
Stir.

Jacques Straub, 1913

LIBERAL
Dash of Orange Bitters
Three dashes Amer Picon
One-half Whiskey
One-half Italian Vermuth
Stir.

Albert Stevens Crockett, 1931

Nutrition:

One serving of Liberal contains 150 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 30.92% alc./vol. (61.84° proof)
  • 24.1 grams of pure alcohol
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