Make my day

It’s been a wonderfully lazy Saturday, and I appreciate the irony of drinking a cocktail named after one of American cinema’s ultimate badasses. Lamentably, this one didn’t live up to its name. The Demerara syrup overpowered the chartreuse and bitters, which is a shame because the drink needed the complexity. Still a Rittenhouse base makes this drinkable, if not the swaggering strongman I hoped for.  Cocktail created by Mike Ryan at The Violet Hour, published in Robert Simonson’s The Old Fashioned, via cocktail virgin slut.

Clint Eastwood, Mike Ryan, The Violet Hour