The New Hickory Cocktail Recipe

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Nick Caruana

This pungent twist on the classic Old Hickory Cocktail substitutes uses bittersweet, vegetal Cynar instead of sweet vermouth and dry Manzanilla sherry instead of dry vermouth, with the proportions adjusted a bit to balance the stronger flavors.

Note: Bittermens Burlesque Bitters and Hopped Grapefruit Bitters can be found at liquor stores and online.

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Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 ounces Cynar
  • 1 1/2 ounces Manzanilla sherry
  • 8 drops Bittermens Burlesque Bitters (see note)
  • 8 drops Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters (see note)
  • Garnish: grapefruit twist

Directions

  1. Add the Cynar, sherry, and both bitters to mixing glass. Fill 2/3 full with ice and stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the grapefruit twist and serve.

Special equipment

Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Strainer, Cocktail Glass, Citrus Peeler

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