101 Best New Cocktails: The Trainspotter by Thomas Newcomb, The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA on gazregan.com

The Trainspotter

Adapted from a recipe by Thomas Newcomb, The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA.

Trainspotter Thomas Newcomb

“This original cocktail is my twist on the classic Brooklyn cocktail. The name has no direct relevance to the cocktail but hey, Trainspotting was/is an amazing film so there.” Thomas Newcomb.

60 ml (2 oz) Dickel Ryetrainspotter

22.5 ml (.75 oz) St. Germain

15 ml (.5 oz) Cherry Heering

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Fernet Branca

1 Grapefruit twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.

gaz sez: Once again, it’s the Fernet that brings everything together in this drink, and the Dickel Rye provides a sturdy backbone—nicely done, Thomas.

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Jabriel Donohue’s Problem Solver Cocktail
Recently, I was dining at Acadia restaurant in Portland, Oregon and was surprised by this fantastic cocktail developed by reknowned mixologist Jabriel Donohue. Before coming to Portland, Jabriel honed his craft in the bucolic fishing town of Bellingham Washington. With cocktail creations like this, Jabriel is quickly making his mark as one of the preeminent mixologists in the Pacific Northwest. Rye whiskey, Cherry Heering, Benedictine and Fernet Branca make this a complex, layered cocktail, a perfect foil for the spicy Cajun cuisine Acadia is known for.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 Drink
• 2 oz Rye Whiskey
• 1/2 oz Cherry Heering
• 1/4 oz Benedictine
• Fernet Branca (to rinse glass)
• orange twist
1. In a cocktail mixing glass, add first three ingredients.
2. Add ice, stir vigorously for 30 seconds.
3. Strain into a chilled martini glass that has been rinsed with Fernet Branca.
4. Garnish with an orange twist, making sure to express the orange oil directly onto the surface of the cocktail.

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