Cocktail Corner: Autumn Angel

Autumn Angel

By Peter Christian, Vice President Food & Beverage

If you like bourbon, you’ll love Angel’s Envy. The Kentucky distiller’s cask-finished bourbon requires nothing but a glass to enjoy fully. That didn’t keep WAC Bartender Victor Anderson from developing his own twist on the Autumn Angel. This delicious cocktail taps Angel’s Envy and enhances it with two Italian spirits—a well-balanced amaro and a rich vermouth—and finishes with a splash of Lillet Blanc. The drink is inspired in part by Prohibition-era bartenders, whose skills were constantly tested by the protean supplies of bootleggers. Back to the bourbon. The finishing process employed by Angel’s Envy uses port wine casks and tacks on six months to the distiller’s traditional four- to six-year barrel-aging process. Whether you prefer your bourbon neat, on the rocks, or mixed, you’re going to love Angel’s Envy.

Autumn angel

Created by WAC Bartender Victor Anderson

  • 1 ³/4 oz. Angel’s Envy bourbon
  • ½ oz. Ramazzotti amaro
  • ½ oz. Fantino Barolo Chinato
  • ½ oz. Lillet Blanc

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy!

As published in the January/February 2020 issue of WAC Magazine

—Posted December 20, 2019

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