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Friday, March 15, 2013

Drink of the Week: Meadowlark Cocktail

Photo: Riffle NW
Who needs a lucky charm this St. Paddy’s Day when you’ve got today’s Drink of the Week? A spirited mix of Irish whiskey, brandy and aperitif wine, the Meadowlark cocktail highlights Irish whiskey in an unexpected but delicious way. It’s also easy enough to batch out in advance, leaving you time for more important matters—like doing your part to toast Sunday’s festivities.

3/4 oz. Irish whiskey
3/4 oz. brandy (Josie uses a Brandy de Jerez)
3/4 oz. Bonal Gentiane-Quina (you can substitute Carpano Antica or Dolin sweet vermouth if you don’t have Bonal)
Barspoon maraschino liqueur
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon
Glass: coupe
Garnish: brandied cherry

Brandon Josie, Riffle NW, Portland, Oregon