Monday, October 26, 2009

MXMO- Vermouth!-- The Blue Boy Cocktail.


Well i didn't catch a whiff of MXMO until the last minute, but being a huge fan of Aromatized wine-- it was easy motivation!

This month is hosted by Cocktailians and the Subject/invocation was:"challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to present a delectable vermouth cocktail for us all to drool over. ". .

Well let's say-- the hardest part was choosing!

i have dozens of original cocktails featuring obscure aromatized wine, and a library bursting with wonderful concoctions that tantalize and titillate. . .

For boldness and craft i first looked to The Boothby Manhatten (or Cocktail-- however you like..)
1.5 Oz Whiskey
3/4 Oz Sweet Vermouth
A Dash each of Orange and Angostura Bitter's
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain
With a floater of Bubbles (Sparkling Wine. . .) on top (about an oz)
Garnish w/ a Cherry).
Celebrate With 'Cocktail' Boothby..

But i wavered... My friend and compatriot in Rum-- the RumDood himself posted his
post on The Palmetto Cocktail ... Made me think of an old favorite of mine...

The Blue Boy

1 1/2 oz light rum
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain
Serve in a cocktail glass

and rather than tinker, i manipulated the recipe with ingredients...
For the rum i use Olo Silver rum ( a Brazilian rum that has a full spicy mouth-feel and a creamy clean finish).
The vermouth was a brand-spanking new bottle of Carpano Antica Formula (mmMMmMmmmMmMm..)
Angostura was called for by name, but for the Orange i pulled out Regan's!!
-- yes indeedy, this is a delicious drink!

Friends, tho there is no 'need' for a garnish, but this drink can be further lifted with a lemon twist-- i am just mentioning it-- merely a point of view..