Sunset Cocktail: The Van Damme

2 oz. Rittenhouse Rye
1/2 oz. Cynar
1/2 oz. Chartreuse
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into an Olde Fashioned Glass with a cube or 2 of Ice. Garnish with an Orange Twist.

Though taken from an entry on and described as “Spawned from a gentleman who loved bitter-heavy rye cocktails and anything with a bad ass name”, the recipe actually called for Old Grand-Dad Bourbon instead of, well, a true Rye. The first one I made with a Bourbon (Michter’s) but as some one who also really likes, well “bitter-heavy rye cocktails and anything with a bad ass name” I swapped out the Bourbon for a Rye on the second try.

I Imagine I’ll make another once Jean Claude’s new pilot show, “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” hits Amazon. From The Hollywood Reporter: “Jean-Claude Van Johnson will star Van Damme as a version of himself — a famous actor and martial-arts pro who comes out of retirement to resume his alter-ego: an undercover private contractor by the name of Jean-Claude Van Johnson.” Though I have to say that the best bit mentioned so far was, from /Film: “Van Johnson finds himself out of his prime. He can’t do the splits to avoid getting hit with a metal pipe, he’s depressed by the family photos in the holiday cards he gets sent by Dolph Lundgren, and he’s just not the man he used to be.”

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