Orchard Street

A Marconi Wireless riff influenced by the Carroll Gardens and Five Points
2 oz Apple brandy, Lairds Bonded (Calvados would work too)
12 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
12 oz Amaro Nardini
14 oz Oloroso sherry (Or Amontillado)
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)
Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
After having Death & Co. Denver's Five Points, I began to think about its similarities to the Carroll Gardens -- both maintained the combination of Punt e Mes and Amaro Nardini but had different base spirits and nutty accents. To make my own riff, I swapped the spirit to aged apple brandy, and for a nutty ingredient instead of Maraschino or walnut liqueur, I opted for an oxidized dry sherry. As I learned from the It's a Long, Long Way at Wit's End, a little bit of that sort of sherry goes quite a ways. The apple element made me think of Orchard Street in the Lower East Side in Manhattan that is less than a mile away from the Five Points neighborhood.
FRY 2021
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