"If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Squid Mixes: Saratoga
The Saratoga was named for the Hudson Valley resort town where it was invented, probably in the 1880s. The drink combines brandy, whiskey (rye in my case), sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters. I got my recipe from Imbibe! by David Wondrich, who describes it as splitting "the difference between a Manhattan and a Metropolitan."
I used a simple lemon quarter slice to garnish. "Still more decorations than my sazarac," says my wife (see here). She's bitter...