1 1⁄4 oz Rye
3⁄4 oz Aquavit
1⁄2 oz Suze
1 twst Orange peel

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.


I was inspired by the combination in Amor y Amargo's Cubist (aquavit, Suze, dry vermouth, olive bitters) to extract the aquavit-Suze duo. To the aquavit, I recalled how well it paired with rye whiskey in several recipes. I considered adding an aromatized wine to the mix, but I opted to keep this in the style of an Old Fashioned for simplicity's sake. As for a name, I recalled the painting Nude Descending a Staircase as being sort of Cubist. Indeed, Marcel Duchamp's 1912 work was first labeled as Cubist before being rejected by the art movement as being too Futuristic.

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Picture of Nude Descending a Staircase
FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 8/20/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville, MA
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