The “1920” is a hook up between a Manhattan and a Sazerac and the recipe goes like this: 2 parts rye, 1 part sweet vermouth, absinthe rinse in the glass and a dash or so of orange bitters, stirred, never shaken. Here in rye-challenged Italy, we make do with whiskey and Pernod for absinthe and Peychaud’s bitters because I forgot the Fee’s Brothers orange bitters in NY. So we had 1920’s v.1.Italy on the roof last night to celebrate the long days and a sun that sets around 9:30.
Mitch’s other guru moment this week was telling me about a new bar in Philly: the Franklin Mint Mortgage Insurance Co or some such bizarre name. Word has come back that it is awesome, so if you are in Philly, check it out. I hear from a most reliable source that the Carol Gardens is outstanding.And for those of you working. on cocktail 101, the NY Times ran a fine article break ing down a lot of the cocktail lingo. Cin-Cin!