Adelphi Cocktail

In thinking about how the Vieux Carré gets Benedictine + Peychaud's on top of Jerry Thomas' Saratoga Cocktail, I wondered what it would be like to add the Improved treatment (Maraschino + absinthe) to the combination.
1 oz Rye
1 oz Cognac
1 oz Sweet vermouth
14 oz Maraschino Liqueur
3 ds Absinthe (I used a little under a barspoon)
2 ds Bitters, Angostura
1 twst Lemon peel
Instructions
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Notes
An elevated Saratoga Cocktail with elegant nutty cherry and anise herbal notes.
History
In thinking about how the 1862 Saratoga Cocktail from Jerry Thomas could be converted into the Vieux Carré by the addition of Benedictine and Peychaud's, I then pondered how the Saratoga would be with the "Improved" treatment of Maraschino and absinthe first described in Jerry Thomas' second edition. Given that the town of Saratoga Springs NY was one full of gambling houses, horse races, cocktail bars, spas, and most importantly hotels, I dubbed this one after a hotel there that opened around the time that the Improved style hit the scene.
FRY 2019
From other users
  • Nice. Mouthfeel from maraschino is pleasantly rich. A little grape throat lozenge on the finish. — ☆☆☆☆
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2 Comments

Too much absinthe for my

Too much absinthe for my taste, but then I think Improved cocktails with absinthe are rarely improved. I'd use a rinse next time. Or maybe a spritz.