Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Affinity Cocktail

Source:  Recipes for Mixed Drinks page:  6
1/3 French vermouth

Ingredient: French vermouth

Also Known As:  Dry vermouth, White vermouth What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and chamomile.

Substitution:  vermouth

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1/3 Italian vermouth

Ingredient: Italian vermouth

What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinn

Substitution:  vermouth

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1/3 Scotch whisky

Ingredient: Scotch whisky

Also Known As:  Scotch What it is:  Whiskey
Whisky made in Scotland, divided into four distinct categories: single malt, vatted malt (also called "pure malt"), blended and single grain. Malt whisky must contain no grain other than malted barley and is traditionally distilled in pot stills. Older recipes typically call for strong, smokey single malt Scotch. By the early 1900s blended Scotch was more often used.

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2 dash bitter

Ingredient: bitter

Also Known As:  aromatic bitters What it is:  Bitters

A bitters is an alcoholic beverage that contains herbal essences, has a bitter or bittersweet flavor, and is typically flavored with citrus. There are numerous brands of bitters, which were formerly marketed as patent medicines but are now considered to be digestifs and are principally used as digestifs and as flavorings in cocktails. Bitters commonly have an alcoholic strength of 45% ABV and normally consumed only in small amounts as a digestif or when added as a flavoring agent.

Substitution:  Angostura bitters Substitution:  Peychaud bitters

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Stir well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain and serve with a cherry and a twist of lemon peel over top of glass.