3⁄4 oz Rye
3⁄4 oz Old Tom Gin (London Dry will work in a pinch)
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1⁄4 oz Pineapple syrup
2 ds Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole (Here, Angostura Cocoa, but other brands will do)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.


Created for my #SecretSanté drink on Instagram for my chosen internet bartender, Zach M. @allequalparts from Augusta, Georgia. I set out to figure out what his cocktail interests were by perusing a few dozen of his posts. After gathering up his favorite spirits, modifiers, and bitters, I set to work and fit it to a 1919 Cocktail structure. His interest in both rye and Old Tom gin made me think of my Call of the Wild, so I knew that the combination could work. Two sweeteners that he included in his cocktails were Benedictine and pineapple syrup, so why not both? Dry vermouth seemed necessary to balance the drink instead of something more bitter like Punt e Mes or oxidized like Oloroso sherry which both might drown out the pineapple notes. Finally, his sponsored post for Angostura Cocoa Bitters rounded off the recipe. For a name, I dubbed this drink after the nickname of one Augusta's most famous residents, Woodrow Wilson, which also seemed fitting since the 1919 aspect fell in the middle of his presidential term. That nickname was the Phrasemaker after his mastery of language and his not needing a speech writer during his career.

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Picture of The Phrasemaker
FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 1/12/2022
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville, MA
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