Tango 'til They're Sore

1 oz Rye
34 oz Peychaud's Bitters
34 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
12 oz Maraschino Liqueur, Luxardo
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Stir, strain, rock, twist.
From other users
  • Fascinating mix of flavors. In the neighborhood of a 1794 but lighter and zippier. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Very nice. Complex. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Bulleit — ☆☆☆☆
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bevx's picture

Lovely and unique. Out of

Lovely and unique. Out of Punt e Mes and oranges, so I subbed 1/2 oz Cocchi di Torino & 1/4 oz Campari and skipped the garnish... So, yeah, a slightly different drink than intended, but still quite delicious. There's a minty-carraway thing going on that I'm really digging... Used the new Dickel Rye -- do you have a preference, DrunkLab?

DrunkLab's picture

I used Redemption Rye, which

I used Redemption Rye, which is the same juice (LDI) as the Dickel, and also found that cool mint/carraway accord you mention... going to try this with Rittenhouse 100 once I buy another bottle this weekend, the added proof should stand up nicely to the other ingredients. Glad you liked it! And I can't take too much credit for it being unique; I just took the recipe from the Fritz, subbed rye for the gin, and cut back slightly on the Maraschino. Still, I think I prefer it this way, and I'm glad it worked for you even with your (smart) substitutions.

bevx's picture

While I haven't yet tried the

While I haven't yet tried the Fritz or its predecessor, the Gerty, I guess by "unique," I meant the flavor profile. I would assume that the gin botanicals in the Fritz and the Pastis in the Gerty would be more present in those variations. The carraway flavor is neat to me because of its association to rye bread--my 2nd favorite use of that grain. ;P

DrunkLab's picture

I'd like to try this with a

I'd like to try this with a half ounce of Bénédictine in place of the Maraschino, as a kind of nouveau Vieux Carré.... If anyone has any success with that variation, let me know! I need to acquire a bottle of Bénédictine first.

Well this was just fantastic.

Well this was just fantastic. I made i with bourbon instead of rye, because that's what my guest prefers, but I can see how the spice of the rye would elevate it further.

notsomadhatter's picture

Made this tonight with

Made this tonight with Bulleit Rye, delicious. Just bought my first bottle of Luxardo yesterday (I know, I know) and this has me off to a great start.

I tried this with Benedictine

I tried this with Benedictine, instead of Maraschino, as suggested by Rafa. It's fantastic, if a touch sweet. Another great use of Benedictine (so far I know of only two: this and the Vieux Carre).


Was looking for something

Was looking for something with rye and cognac but found this - very pleased I did. Used New Riff rye and Luxardo. Saved it for future reference!