Old Hickory (Britten's recipe)

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Ingredients

Barware

Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

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Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

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Old Hickory (Britten's recipe) image

Σερβίρεται σε:

Old-fashioned glass

Γαρνιτούρα:

Grapefruit zest twist

Πώς φτιάχνεται:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Antica Formula or other well aged sweet vermouth
1 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
4 dash Peychaud's or other Creole-style bitters
2 dash Orange bitters
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Review:

Heavy doses of Peychaud's and orange bitters work with dry vermouth to balance this drink's rich sweet vermouth base. A great aperitivo.

History:

Adapted from a 2017 recipe by Maxwell Britten at Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Britten's drink is riff from the Old Hickory cocktail in Stanley Clisby Arthur's 1937 Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em.

'Old Hickory' was the nickname of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the USA (1829 to 1837) and founder of the Democratic Party. Before becoming president, Jackson was a general in the U.S. army who, despite orders to the contrary, in 1812 led his soldiers on a long march from New Orleans to Nashville with a toughness of discipline and resolve that drove his men to start calling him Hickory, a name that stuck and later became Old Hickory. To quote Famous Old New Orleans Drinks, "When General Andrew Jackson was in New Orleans helping pirate Jean Lafitte win the Battle of New Orleans in the winter of 1814-15, this was his favourite tipple."

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