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Friday, July 22, 2011

Drink of the Week: The Gypsy Fortune

Tales of the Cocktail is in full swing in New Orleans, and even if you can’t be in the Big Easy for the festivities, you can still get a taste with today’s Drink of the Week—The Gypsy Fortune cocktail. Last night, 25 of the city’s top restaurants teamed up with bartenders from around the country for an evening of spirited food and drinks pairings, and this combination of aged Irish whiskey, an Italian aperitivo, tart white grape juice and aquavit was a highlight.

The Gypsy Fortune
1 1/2 oz. Michael Collins 10-year single malt Irish whiskey
3/4 oz. Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz. verjus blanc (see note)
1/4 oz. aquavit
Ice cubes
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: rocks

Combine all ingredients and stir with ice cubes. Strain over a chunk of ice into rocks glass.

Note: Verjus blanc is a tart juice made from unripe white wine grapes and is available at most specialty grocers. In a pinch, white grape juice may be substituted, just note that it will make for a sweeter overall cocktail.

Mark Stoddard, Bitter Bar, Boulder Colorado