By Johnny Lager
1 1/2 ounces rye whisky
1 ounce dark rum
1/2 ounce port
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir with ice,
Serve in a cocktail glass, up.
The Suburban is similar to a Manhattan, with the rum and port acting as a make shift vermouth. The original was very rye forward, which I've mitigated with an extra half oz of rum to balance the flavor with more vanilla and less burn.
|Look at these fancy degenerates,|
betting on the ponies!
This cocktail is made with nothing but liquor, and hits you like a ton of a race horses. Which will make sense in a second. Kinda.
According to the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, the Suburban Cocktail was first made in New York City in the 1880s and is named after the Suburban Handicap thoroughbred horse race, one of three races that still make the "New York Handicap Triple" beginning in 1884. The track is and was in Brooklyn, NY, which, believe it or not, is on Long Island, a suburban paradise, or hell depending on your point of view.
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Dag, yo. Rococo, 'n' shit.
Until next week, my little Roccoco Cherubim,
Botticellian Bottoms up and stay classy.