Normandie Kitchen

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Witty comeback

This is an elegant, and spicy cocktail; of rye, ginger, and amaro. We cheer the continued fashion for complex adult flavours in modern cocktails! The Witty Comeback began as a vanity project — a “house cocktail” invented by Bon Appetit writer Dan Saltzstein. We’re pleased to say it worked out fabulously at the Normandie house.witty_comeback

Barret

Ingredients:
– 2 oz (60ml) rye whiskey (or bourbon, we used Bulleit)
– 1/2 oz (7ml) Averna amaro (or other orangey amaro, like CioCiaro)
– 1/2 oz (7ml) fresh lemon juice
– 1/2 oz (7ml) ginger simple syrup

Ginger simple syrup
– 3/4 c (190ml) sugar
– 3/4 c (190ml) water
– 1/4 c (60ml) thinly sliced (or chopped) ginger

Method:
At least 20 minutes before preparing the cocktails, make the simple syrup. bourbon and amaroSimply heat the water and sugar together until boiling (either in the microwave, or in a saucepan on the stove). Add the ginger, and let it steep for at least 20 minutes. Remove the ginger — the syrup will keep for a week, at least, in a sealed container in the fridge.

Combine all the ingredients for the cocktail in a shaker, with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds. Strain, and serve. Garnish with something you know is non-toxic (don’t grab random echeveria flowers, like Felix and Chad did), for instance a twist of orange.

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