Paint the Town Red-1 oz. vodka, 3 oz blood orange juice, .5 oz Campari, egg white, dash Peychaud’s

14 Jan

Paint the Town Red:

1 oz. Vodka (Shaker’s Rye Vodka)
3 oz. orange juice (blood orange)
1/2 oz. Campari
1 egg white
Dash Peychaud’s bitters

Dry shake all ingredients. Add ice and shake all ingredients. Double-strain into chille cocktail glass. Garnish with bitters.

This cocktail is a slight variant of Gary Regan’s, On-the-Town cocktail, swapping traditional orange juice for blood orange juice. The cocktail nose is citrus and faintly anise , the sip smooth and light, yet rich with a bitter grapefruit, coriander-seed finish that’s slightly spicy on account of the rye in the vodka. Shaker’s Rye Vodka is a flavorful vodka with a great finish. The vodka nose is isopropyl alcohol, which is unfortunate considering the flavorful finish of cocoa, toasted almonds, and grains. Both Shaker’s products are great choices for those who like their vodkas to taste like something. We found Shaker’s Rye to be good for mixing, but we would probably not use in a vodka martini cocktail (Shaker’s other offering of a Wheat Vodka is a different matter and will be covered in future posts). The cocktail is only sweetened by the natural sugars present in the blood orange juice and the bittersweetness of the Campari. It is a good cocktail for citrus lovers, who like their drinks drier than sweet.

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