Glassaholic: The Liberal

January 16, 2014

For a number of years, the house drink at coalstovesink bar has been the Liberal. We started making them with Torani Amer and Orange Bitters (that is, incorrectly, American style) way back when. Then we started flying Amer Picon back from France. The Amer Picon version is incredibly great.

In our studied opinion here at noplasticshowers, The Liberal is the best drink on the planet.

We even named our band The Bitter Liberals after it.

The Liberal
0.75 Bourbon (Blanton’s is a good choice)
0.75 Sweet Vermouth…use the cheap Martini variety, really
0.25 Amer Picon
shake. strain. serve up with a real Marasca cherry (Luxardo).

The Bitter Liberals: 13

17 Responses to “Glassaholic: The Liberal”

  1. […] with instruments in tow. We setup in the living room and Zane made us all the house cocktail, The Liberal. For the next few hours we took turns calling out a variety of tunes. Some I knew, some I […]

  2. […] Corpse Reviver #2 is one of my all time favorite drinks. Like the Liberal, this drink is simple, but the ingredients combine in a way that is hard to […]

  3. […] recover, a Liberal is in order, perfectly made at the classy Zetter Townhouse […]

  4. […] Andreas Cederström and Jaakko Väyrynen. Jaakko was super and in edition to making us a liberal (with red vermouth that was way too good), we tried some house made […]

  5. […] lets sit by the fire and regain our sanity. Maybe with a Liberal or two. Then we’ll do it all […]

  6. […] door) was some live music on the patio. A spontaneous appearance by Where’s Aubrey. And real Liberals with a new bottle of Amer Picon. The evening was delightful and […]

  7. […] thing we had the doctor’s bag along with some makings for Liberals. But frankly the furniture in the suite was mega uncomfortable, leaving good Liberals to be enjoyed […]

  8. […] four special cocktails for our show in Richmond 2/20. Come try one (or seven) for yourself: The Liberal the fantastic cocktail we named the band after Old Fashioned a classic winter favorite with muddled […]

  9. […] is our custom, the band made Liberals speakeasy style in the balcony green room before the show. Cups were furnished West Virginia […]

  10. […] were served by a delightful server who dutifully made us a Liberal and then moved on to this “so darn close” cocktail Experiment […]

  11. […] of the Liberal, that’s why. It all started a hack of Torani Amer and Regan’s Orange bitters #6. But […]

  12. […] the best part of 129 was the large porch. Each night we entertained on the porch with candles and Liberals (Amer Picon brought from […]

  13. […] cap off the night with a cocktail at the Zetter Townhouse (where they brought me a Liberal 3 minutes after I arrived, unasked. Thanks […]

  14. […] Here is a blog posting explaining how to make a Liberal. […]

  15. […] are much swankier than ever at chez Madou, where the bar is well stocked, Liberals are available at all times, and the kids are on track to shake up a mean […]

  16. […] One of the top bars in the world for sure.  NPS had a paper plane (with a paper plane) and a Liberal.  Yup.  Amer Picon in the house.  We seem to have lost our party all night energy during the […]

  17. […] them fetch the Amer Picon from downstairs.  The visit featured many a Picon cocktail, including the Liberal, the Brooklyn, and Picon Punch.  I never make the latter because it takes way too much rare (in […]

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