Monday, February 29, 2016

Sunset Cocktail: Tipperary Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 oz. Sweet vermouth
1/2. oz Green Chartreuse
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Stir everything on ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Finish by expressing the oils of an orange peel over the glass.

As I search for more Chartreuse cocktails I come across this twist on the Bijou Cocktail using a wonderful balance of Irish Whiskey and Green Chartreuse. This may be a new favorite.

It was nearly 60 in New England today on the last day of February.  Now that I usually get home from work at a reasonable hour it would have been a shame to miss the sunset on such a nice day.

As the year progresses the sun will move a little more to the right as I look out from my deck. Tragically I don't have quite the scenic view I used to. Over the winter the sun set over the new Wendy's and is now setting over the gas station. As time move on, instead of the beautiful trees that were directly in front of my apartment, you will probably be joining me for a drink in front of the new Midas Muffler place... That is, until whatever office building or retail place gets built on the levelled dirt that's being molded for progress.