…and Antarctica

Well, well, well it’s 6pm here in Los Gatos and I need a drink…

I started with a survey of my liquor cabinet. 

After some time , …and antarctica was ready for prime time. This is a low booze, but heartily flavored cocktail that works as great before dinner as it does after. The nice thing about this one is that while incorporating six ingredients from six continents, it’s actually surprisingly simple and coherent. If you’re a fan of“reverse” manhattans (more vermouth than rye) or just a fan of great flavor in a light package, you owe it to yourself to try …and antarctica.


.75oz Cynar

.75oz Taylor FladgateTawny Port

.5oz Templeton Rye

1 brspn Lapsang Souchong Demerara Syrup

3 dashes Angostura Bitters

6 drops Moroccan Aromatic Bitters

Orange Twist


Add the Cynar, Tawny Port, Templeton Rye (or other 80 proof Rye), Lapsang Souchong Demerara Syrup, and Angostura Bitters to a chilled mixing glass. Add Antarctic ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Carefully drop the Moroccan Bitters around the edge of the glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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