Welcome to the cocktail underground! Here, I will be recipe focused. Industry know-how cocktails that I come up with and maybe some nods to the classics when I find it proper. Matter of fact, its pretty much proper about h'yar. To start things off I want to share a beauty of a classic, with the best name in the book, "The Scofflaw".
My latest variation went this way...
1.5 oz. Templeton Rye
.5 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
.5 *Housemade Grenadine
.5 Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake with larger pieces of ice, until the ice starts to break up in the shaker. Double-strain over fresh ice in a double old-fashioned glass.
Between the times in the past where I have made or have been made this cocktail, it has been served up. This time around I enjoyed it over ice in a double old-fashioned glass- and why not? Its not really the type of cocktail that changes in a good way as the temperature changes for less chilled. Like the Ward 8, its perfectly lovely either up or over.
*Housemade Grenadine: take 12 oz. POM pomegranate juice, add to steel part of Boston shaker and set shaker in near boiling water. Add 14 oz. Sugar and stir for a while with your barspoon until sugar dissolves. Add 13 drops orange blossom water and 2 bar spoons (1/4 oz.) Pomegranate Molasses, and continue stirring. Let cool. Bottle. Keep refrigerated. Lasts a couple of weeks. Add a small amount (barspoon or rinse) of neutral booze to prolong shelf life.