A Simple Quandry created by Scott Diaz of the Elliott's Oyster House in Seattle. Reminded me of a light herbal spirited version of the new classic 1919 Cocktail leaving the Punt e Mes and Benedictine intact!
Cocktail Virgin | Classic Ripoff: 1 1/2 oz Pikesville Rye (Old Overholt) 3/4 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (Dolin) 1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 3/4 oz Lemon Juice 1 tsp Simple Syrup 2 dash Angostura Bitters 2 dash Peychaud's Bitters Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry (lemon peel-cherry flag).
Cocktail Virgin | Fallback: 1 oz Old Overholt Rye 1 oz Laird's Applejack 1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Alessio) 2 dash Peychaud's Bitters Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Cocktail Virgin | Black Betty: 1 oz Dark Rum (Coruba) 1 oz Amaro Montenegro 1 oz Fernet Branca 1/2 oz Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a flamed orange twist (no flame).