The 1976 Formula One season was one of intense excitement and controversy, as arch-rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda battled throughout, with Hunt winning the World Championship in the final race by a single point.* Being an avid F1 fan, in honor of these two champions and this season for the ages, I've created this cocktail.
*After making this drink, you can check out what inspired it by watching the excellent BBC documentary Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals, and Ron Howard's 2013 film Rush (with my friend Jack Morgan's favorite actor, Chris Hemsworth; Jack's third book of poetry coming soon: The Chris Hemsworth Sonnets). See BLOG post for March 6, 2017: A Drink For Jack Morgan on the Event of His Birthday: To Die Penniless Looking at Stars
HUNT VS LAUDA
1 part Bulleit Rye Whiskey
¾ part B&B
½ part Ramazzotti*
¼ part Domaine de Canton
splash of Grand Marnier
½ part Schweppes Ginger Ale
dash of Scrappy’s Cardamom bitters
Stir in a shaker over ice. Strain into a chilled
Garnish with an orange peel.
*And doesn't "Ramazzotti" sound like a racer who drives a Ferrari?