Monday, April 4, 2011

Rites of Bacchus

The housemate was headed off to a Roman holiday, which inspired me to make this for a dinner shortly before he left. Gin and orange again—I just can’t stay away. The port gives this a sangria feeling though it’s got some bitterness from the Cynar.

Rites of Bacchus
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz port
  • 1/4 oz Cynar
  • 3/4 orange juice
  • 1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Seems like it would be good for sipping while looking at one of those rude wine gods they liked in the Italian Baroque. Speaking of Cynar, Caravaggio once threw a plate of artichokes at a waiter.

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