Somewhere in here I had a rather unhealthy fixation on double-base cocktails, meaning those that combine two different liquors in equal proportion. Classic examples such as the Vieux Carre are among my favorite drinks (you may have noticed a couple variations) and I like trying to get spirits playing off one another. It's a damned difficult trick to pull off; out of maybe a half-dozen cocktails that I vaguely recall, this was the only one enjoyable enough to deserve recording.
1 oz rye (Wild Turkey here)
1 oz Bak's Bison Grass vodka
3/4 oz Cynar
1/4 oz Licor 43
2 dashes aromatic bitters
Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass; garnish with a wide swath of orange peel.
And that, my friends, concludes the run of Notebook Cocktails (representing maybe 10% at most of my output during this latest hiatus). I'll try to spread these out a little in future. In the meantime, I wish all of you a very pleasant July 4th weekend (those of you reading from the U.S., anyway).