• Mountaineers

    3 monthes ago - By Cocktail Virgin Slut

    1/2 Rye 1/4 Jamaican Rum 1/4 Sweet Vermouth 1 dash Sherry 1 dash Angostura Bitters
    Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
    Two Wednesdays ago, I began perusing Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 for the evening's libation. There, I spied the Mountaineer, and it struck me as a Manhattan mashup with Trader Vic's Arawak if the sherry here was a sweet one. Once prepared, the Mountaineer gave forth a raisin and funk nose that led into a rich grape and caramel sip. Next, rye, funky rum, and dark raisin flavors mingled on the swallow that ended with a winter-spiced finish.
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