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LIBERTY BELL COCKTAIL
3 fl.oz. Rye Whiskey
3 fl.oz. The Bitter Truth – SloeBerry BlueGin
3 fl.oz. The Bitter Truth – Apricot Liqueur
3 dashes The Bitter Truth – Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with apricot slice, red currants – and ring the bell!
The 5th Avenue Cocktail
50ml (1½ oz) Martin Miller’s Gin
25ml (½ oz) Dolin Bianco Vermouth
1 barspoon yellow Chartreuse
1 dash Marteau Absinthe
3 dashes The Bitter Truth Lemon Bitters
Combine gin, vermouth, Chartreuse, absinthe, and bitters in ice-filled bar glass. Stir, and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
By Jim Romdall, Vessel, Seattle
“The Dolin Bianco Vermouth is my new favorite cocktail ingredient. I wanted to create an elegant cocktail for summertime that showcased its wonderful light flavor. I started with the base of Martin Miller’s, a soft and balanced gin. The marriage of a little yellow Chartreuse and absinthe gives the drink a little sweetness and herbal tones without disrupting the balance or adding too much medicinal flavor. The celery bitters adds complexity and depth. The lemon twist provides aromatics and also accents the lemon-bitters combination. The resulting drink is extremely crisp and clean, perfect for a classy summer cocktail. It’s called The 5th Avenue because its elegance matches that street in Seattle, where Vessel is located.”