The 1794 Cocktail (created by Dominic Venegas at “Range” in San Francisco) celebrates the US Whiskey Rebellion which occurred in 1794. The libation is an offshoot of the classic Negroni cocktail (which uses equal parts of Gin, Sweet Vermouth, and Campari), and a variation of the lesser known Boulvedier (which replaces the Gin in the Negroni with Bourbon).
My chosen whisky for this offering was George Dickel Rye which has a firm but not over-the-top rye flavour. I found that when I mixed with a touch less (1/4 oz less) Campari and Sweet Vermouth (Cinzano Brand) than the original recipe called for, the George Dickel Rye was able to shine just a bit brighter in the cocktail, and balance (at least for my palate) was achieved.
Here is the recipe:
2 oz George Dickel Rye Whisky
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cinzano)
3/4 oz Campari
Strip of Orange Peel
Add the ingredients into a metal shaker with plenty of ice
Shake until the outside of the shaker begins to frost
Strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a twist of orange peel
Please Enjoy Responsibly!
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