Manhattan-like with some bitter corruption and sweet purity
- 2 ounces Old Forester rye
- 1/4 ounce Averna amaro
- 1/4 ounce Cocchi sweet vermouth
- dash of orange bitters
Add everything to a mixing glass. Stir all ingredients in a rondel-like circular motion with heavy ice. Strain into a glass and serve up with a twist of orange (like the gold in the game that is more orange than gold).
This drink is one that is no means revolutionary, but still a good every night sipper.
Essentially a Manhattan, we thought it paired nicely with Viscounts of the West Kingdom for its bitter and sweet elements–a nod to the corruption and purity markers that help the ebb and flow of the game itself.
We also picked the Old Forester rye whiskey to tip our caps to the fleur-de-lis used at the castle center. Old Forester is the unofficial Bourbon and rye of Louisville and that icon is embedded throughout the city’s history and lore.
This is hopefully not too proof-strong as this game will take all your wits about you, so sip accordingly.