Thursday, March 29, 2012
Cocktail Wednesdays: The Duppy Cocktail
Last night's cocktail was The Duppy Cocktail, another offering from the Savoy Cocktail Book, chosen mainly because it seemed like something a little more suited for cold weather, and we're nearly out of that for the year.
The Duppy Cocktail
3 oz Irish Whiskey
1 oz Orange Liqueur
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
2-6 Whole Cloves
In a mixing glass, add cloves to Whiskey and let sit for about an hour.
When ready, add other ingredients.
Shake over ice and strain into a coupe.
The verdict: It was a lovely autumnal drink that started a little strong, but left you looking for more at the bottom of the glass. Scott and I both felt it reminded us of something we couldn't place. I imagine that this is why the Duppy Cocktail is apparently unusual - it takes an hour's steeping to make, and if you can get that flavor profile elsewhere, that's what you would do. I left some cloves in the final drink, as a sort of garnish, but it really didn't work -- some floated, some sunk, it just looked silly. Decorating an orange twist with them is definitely the better, lovelier choice.