Now it can be told: this year's holiday cocktail is the Holy Moly. The revelers in Studio A seemed to like it. How's about we shake one up?
The Holy Moly
1 cardamom podThe how-to:
1-1/2 oz. rye whiskey
1/2 oz. Choya Umeshu Japanese plum wine (look for it in the mod cylindrical bottle)
1/2 oz. orange juice
1/4 oz. Crème de Cassis
Barspoon (1/2 tsp.) Yellow Chartreuse
1 or 2 dashes Angostura bitters
One drop Fee’s Old Fashion bitters (optional)
Garnish: Orange peel
- Toast cardamom pod in a dry skillet for a few minutes. (Toasting optional but it does improve the flavor.)
- Crush cardamom pod lightly and add to cocktail shaker.
- Add all liquids and ice and shake well.
- Strain into chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a twist of orange peel.
Hope everybody had a cool Yule. See you in the New Year!