Van Houten

Bols Genever

1 1/4 oz Bols Genever
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz Cointreau
1/3 oz lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Chartreuse (green)
2 dashes mole bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This riff on the Corpse Reviver #2 is the first cocktail I created with Bols Genever, before I worked with the company, for their Oregon launch party at Carlyle.

[Photo courtesy of PDXplate.]

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Decatur

BBW

2 oz bourbon (Big Bottom)
3/4 oz fino sherry
1/2 oz Cynar
1/4 oz Chartreuse (green)
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash mole bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

I came up with this cocktail while consulting for Big Botton Bourbon, a bottler and distiller based near Portland, Oregon. It was featured on the Metrovino menu.

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Midnight Shift

Midnight Shift cocktail on my rooftop.

1 1/2 oz Novo Fogo Barrel Aged Cacha├ža
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
1/4 oz Galliano L’Autentico
2 dashes mole bitters
1 dash absinthe
orange peel, for garnish

Give all the ingredients a good long stir with ice and strain onto a big frozen cube, if you have one handy. Otherwise serve it on your normal rocks. And don’t omit the orange peel. Like Jeff Lebowski’s rug, the citrus oil really ties everything together.

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