The Spirit of Adventurous Mixing with Mamont Vodka.
Recently, I am fascinated with aperitif cocktails that are typically sipped before a meal. The traditional practice of sipping a neat, chilled glass of Mamont with cured fish or charcuterie in Siberia quickly made me think of a trip to Spain, and how sherry was similarly utilized. I decided to put the two together to create a version of a Bittered Sling in the style of an Old Fashioned or Sazerac, but keeping the flavors subdued. In this way, they might accentuate the saltiness or richness of the food eaten with it.
By Christopher Day
- 1 1/2 oz. Mamont Vodka
- 1/4 oz. Suze Gentian Aperitif
- 1/4 oz. Lustau Fino Jarana
- 1/4 oz. Honey Syrup*
- Pinch Salt
- Grapefruit Twist
Preparation: Build all ingredients in a mixing glass except for the twist. Stir with cracked ice until sufficiently chilled, and strain over a large rock in a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
3 parts clover honey to 1 part water
Meet Christopher Day
CHILLED 100 Member, Los Angeles
Christopher is a native Angelino with a background in Organic Chemistry (MS, UCLA). He has bartended at multiple Los Angeles bars and restaurants (Honeycut, Sotto, Cole’s, General Lee’s Chinatown, and Redbird, to name a few) for over 12 years. While comfortable with advanced techniques and tricks of the trade, he veers towards classic cocktails, both for refreshment and developing new recipes. He prefers to allow the spirits and their histories to speak for themselves.