1 oz. Bruichladdich Scottish Barley,
1 oz. Dolin Sweet Vermouth,
1 oz. Mount Gay Black Barrel,
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
J Rosser Lomax /// Dram Bar /// NYC
The inspiration for this drink came when I was looking at winter rum drinks, and came across the Country Life and Sam Ross’ Country Life #2, and saw a line between those drinks and one of my favorite classics, the Saratoga (and its variation with a splash of bubbly wine, the Saratoga Morning). I also enjoyed juxtaposing the high-status, gilded age connotations of the classic drinks with the fact that a number of my friends are getting married and moving upstate and the rest of us still in the city, living the sporting life after the “Great Recession”.