Chicago Mistake

Difford's Guide

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Skewered orange zest twist & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a large cube or chunk of block ice).

2 fl oz Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur
1 fl oz Punt E Mes or other full-bodied vermouth
5 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
5 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
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Review:

Intensely flavoured with sweet notes balanced by generous dashes of bitters.

History:

Josh Morton, owner/founder of Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur, introduced me to this cocktail in January 2023, saying, "It's a great low ABV cocktail that came out of me asking a bartender 7-8 yrs ago for an Intense Manhattan - expecting them to substitute out all or part of the vermouth with Barrow's Intense - instead, they replaced the Whiskey. I didn't think it would work but it's amazing - the Punt e Mes make it. It's also how it got its name."

Nutrition:

One serving of Chicago Mistake contains 238 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 17.41% alc./vol. (34.82° proof)
  • 16.2 grams of pure alcohol
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