The Van Buren
(The Albany Distilling Company)
The cocktail is named for Martin Van Buren- the eighth President of the United States of America, who was born just outside of Albany. A take on the classic Caribbean rum cocktail, the "El Presidente".
2.0 oz Quackenbush Still House Original Albany Rum
.50 oz Carpano Antica
.25 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
.25 oz Homemade Caribbean Simple Syrup
.25 dash Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Garnish: Orange Peel
Rum, Vermouth, and Curaçao are combined and aged in a used bourbon barrel for 1 month. The glass is filled with ice and 1-2 drops of bitters are added. The cocktail base and the simple syrup are combined over the ice and stirred. The drink is garnished with a flamed orange peel.