2 oz Rye
3⁄4 oz Chinato
1⁄2 oz Apricot liqueur
1 twst Lemon peel

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass.


Named for the old fort under the Golden Gate Bridge, this is a delicious combo of rye whiskey, Barolo chinato and apricot brandy.

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Created by
Erik Adkins, Heaven’s Dog, San Francisco
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  • A little bit sweet, but a 4.5. Made with Rittenhouse, Barolo, and R&W.
  • Very nice change up from all my other favorite Manhattan relations
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bza commented on 7/07/2012:

Another Fort Point - and both with a rye base! How awkward, this is like the case of the multiple Autumn Sweaters...

Going to assume this one calls for apricot liqueur ala Rothman & Winter or Marie Brizard, rather than true apricot brandy as suggested by the Imbibe link.


Maybe not - I'd think there would be enough sweetness in the Chinato to balance 2.5 oz of spirit - it's 3:1, assuming it's apricot brandy.


Maybe we need to name these Fort Point (Boston) and Fort Point (San Francisco)?



Erik has confirmed it calls for apricot liqueur, making the drink a sort of Red Hook variant.