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Recipe: Fancy Free

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For this recipe, we’re going again in time to the heady cocktailing days of the Nineteen Forties and the pages of Crosby Gaige’s Cocktail Information and Girls’ Companion. In my humble opinion, this e book must rank up there with the most effective classic cocktail guides if just for its implausible illustrations. The cocktail recipes are additionally none too shabby, together with this one, the Fancy Free.

It’s a easy bourbon cocktail constructed round Luxardo’s Maraschino liqueur, which is a little bit of a polarizing ingredient in at this time’s cocktailing world however a reliable go-to when this e book was revealed. In the event you’re feeling lazy the following time you crave an Previous Normal, give this a strive. It showcases most of the hallmarks of that traditional with out the difficulty of constructing a syrup and muddling an orange. One be aware of warning: the beneficiant proportion of liqueur can simply make this one too candy, so I like to recommend utilizing a better proof bourbon (greater than my first try right here with Blanton’s). You’ll be able to perhaps even dial again the liqueur a contact. Oh, and don’t skimp on the bitters.

Fancy Free
2.25 oz. bourbon (at the least 100 proof)
0.5 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
3 dashes orange bitters
3 dashes Angostura bitters

Mix all components in a mixing glass over ice and stir till well-chilled. Pressure into an Previous Normal glass over recent ice and garnish with an orange twist.

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