Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Modern Irish Cocktail?—Molly Bloom

This one’s for a friend who was having trouble with Irish whiskey in the classic Manhattan formula. While distinctly more floral and fruit-forward from the inclusion of Cocchi Rosa, the bitter-sweet balance seems the closest to a Manhattan or Rob Roy of my recent Irish adventures. Maybe my favorite so far, too.


Molly Bloom
  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Cocchi Americano Rosa
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Lemon twist.

There’s something Modernist era about this one, and the pronounced rosé character of the aperitif made me think of James Joyce’s Molly.

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