First the formal introductions…
- 2 oz. Rye Whiskey
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau
- 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Last night B and I enjoyed this one again for the first time in a long while. I have to admit I had forgotten how much I like the Oriental. This (right after the Manhattan) might be my favorite. If not, it’s definitely a highly enjoyable tipple. The blend of the citrus and the rye with the herbal complexity of the vermouth provide the magic and make for a great cocktail.
The recipe is from Esquire Drinks by the cocktail historian David Wondrich.