|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Straight bottled-in-bond rye whiskey|
|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Dubonnet Red|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur (40%)|
|1 dash||Angostura or other aromatic bitters|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.
Boozy and complex with delicate fruit, spice and bitterness. A very agreeable late-night tipple.
Adapted from a recipe in the 1941 book Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion. The original is served straight-up.
This cocktail was a favourite of the late Sasha Petraske who served it over a chunk of block ice in a rocks glass based on bourbon rather than straight rye and with sweet vermouth in place of Dubonnet: 60ml bourbon, 7.5ml triple sec, 7.5ml sweet vermouth and 3 dashes Angostura bitters.