Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Perfect Classic Cocktail for Fall & Winter!

Bartender Jon Connor
Bartender Jon Connor notes that the martini, in all its variations, is still the most popular cocktail at The Dry Dock. However, there has been a renaissance of the “classic cocktail”. Here’s one for your consideration:

“The Suburban”
1.5 ounces rye whisky
½ ounce dark rum
½ ounce port
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters 
Stir well with cracked ice, and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass

The Suburban, which dates from the the rococo age of American drinking (1875-1920), is a most atypical concoction. I mean, rye, dark rum and port?? Really??

Yet somehow it works! With less of a bite than The Manhattan, the blending of The Suburban's ingredients creates a smooth taste ~ the rum mellows the tang of the rye, the port tames the raw edge of the distillates, and the bitters add a touch of the exotic.

A nice fall/winter cocktail ...
come by and let Jon make one for you!
The bar opens at 5:00 p.m. 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays ~
 and from 10 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m. on Sundays

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