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Can I Kick It?

This one tastes dark. Root is tough, you want the flavor but its hard to balance and to keep it from dominating the finish.

1½ oz bourbon
¼ oz rye
½ oz Cynar
scant ¼ oz Root liqueur
½ tsp cane syrup
3 dashes black walnut bitters
nutmeg, grated, about three passes

stir vigorously and serve over a big rock

you can finish with a dusting of nutmeg for bouquet if you don’t mind the dust in the glass

Lion’s Tail

We finally bought a few limes today (89¢ each thanks to the <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/03/26/lime-mexico-high-prices/6914737/"lime shortage, which, according to Rosy is exacerbated by drug cartel warfare) so could make some more proper citrus drinks. We had one of these at Range yesterday and figured with such simple ingredients and its place on the Classics side of the menu we could make one at home. Here’s the slight variation of this recipe that we made. It was delicious, but highlighted the need for us to buy some gomme, or maybe make some ourselves.

2 oz Eagle Rare bourbon
½ oz allspice dram
½ oz fresh lime juice
splash agave nectar
dash Angostura bitters

shaken and served up

Hannah’s Betrayal

a.k.a “Hannah’s Sorrow” or “Hannah’s Woe,” Rosy named this after Mia Farrow’s character in Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters. Why? It has at least one scene set in Central Park in the fall and I thought the name had to evoke Manhattan in the autumn.

2 oz bourbon (e.g. 1½ oz Rendezvous, ½ oz Four Roses)
½ oz allspice dram
splash Gran Classico
splash Carpano Antica

stir over ice, strain over a big rock