Monday, June 24, 2013

Disco Buffalo

If ever a cocktail needed a pimp hat garnish, it would be this one.

This ain't no disco...wait a sec, yes it is!

In homage to the late lamented Disco Duck, Feu de Vie is pleased to bring you this little number. Get on down to the dance floor, stomp your hooves and raise your glass (and watch out for sharpshooters!). You'll be feeling fine and more than a bit worldly.

Disco Buffalo
2 oz blueberry-infused Buffalo Trace
1 oz Martini & Rossi bianco
1/4 oz Ramazzotti
2 dashes Fee Bros orange bitters
1 dash Stirrings blood orange bitters
lemon twist

Stir the first five ingredients on ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Luscious. The blueberry comes through especially well here, with the bianco supporting that rather than being overkill. All the bitters and garnish glam things up nicely.

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More on the blueberry-infused Buffalo Trace to come! Go make your own in the meanwhile: the above-linked is the best technique I've seen online*. And check out the rest of the snazzy and classy Post Prohibition while you're at it.
* if you don't mind giving the berries a quick double-boil to get them dark and glossy (without breaking them). Like Josh mentions, it brings their sugar to the fore. Berries seem to need some application of heat to bring out their best flavors.