Teenage Riot

Rye, Cynar, Amontillado Sherry, Dry vermouth, Orange bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Cocktail summary
Created byTonia Guffey
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceGary Regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders (also in Beta Cocktails)
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bza on 06/12/2011


DrunkLab's picture

Just had this again at Flatiron Lounge. What a drink. The spice of the rye and vermouth create a Bénédictine-like effect and the Amontilado adds a savory chocolate finish. Delicious front to back.

Dan's picture

Delicious. The Amontillado I used was not particularly dry, and even then it wasn't too sweet. I used Regans' orange bitters since I think their function is to add depth and complexity, rather than just adding bright citrus notes. The bitters come through nicely on the nose. I used Wild Turkey 101 rye. A higher proof rye keeps counteract the other low-alcohol components. Thanks for pointing this one out.

From other users

Earthy, chocolatey, sophisticated. (5 stars)
Perfectly fine Manhattan substitute, but it seems a little less pungent and slightly weaker. Perhaps it's because I used fino sherry instead of amontillado. But I'm happy to have it. (3 stars)
Dark & delicious. Not too bitter. (4 stars)
Smooth, good sipper, pleasantly bitter, complex. (5 stars)

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