Confession: We are completely obsessed with BBC’s Sherlock. *No spoilers ahead*
This year, the season finale (“The Final Problem”) will play at select theaters across the country for two days only: Monday, January 16th and Wednesday, January 18th. It’s not impossible, so however improbable, it must be the truth! To celebrate, we searched our mind palace and put together a cocktail worthy of our favorite psychopath high-functioning sociopath. We did our research.
Here are the facts: the exquisitely genius cocktail is made with bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters and Art In The Age’s Root liqueur. It is this last ingredient, dear Watson, wherein the catch lies – see how Root liqueur tastes exactly like root beer, which, of course, comes from sarsaparilla root, which is a tonic, blood purifier and diuretic. Everybody knows that. Now, observe the evidence. No sarsaparilla! Root is, in fact, made with birch bark, which comes from one of the several Eurasian and North American birch trees of the genus Betula. It tastes like sarsaparilla, but isn’t at all. There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
This clever cocktail proves it:
The Final Problem
1.5 ounce Berkshire Bourbon
1 ounce Art In The Age Root Liqueur
.5 ounce Quady Winery Vya Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Hella Bitter Citrus Bitters
1 Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Cocktail Cherries, for garnish
Orange peel, for garnish
1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail mixer with ice and stir until blended and well chilled.
2. Strain into rocks glass with fresh ice.
3. Garnish with cocktail cherry and orange peel.
(In our defense, we were left unsupervised.)