Sometimes a cocktail just comes to you - like great music - it just sort of passes through you. I am just a vessel for the Genius! This one just now floated to me on the ether of available ingredients and impulse indulgences.
The first indulgence was my splurging on a bottle of Calisaya. I’m sure you are hip to the amaro renaissance happening these days. Here’s a little more on this retro-amoro.
It’s pretty pricy but S and I got hooked on it at our favorite dinner spot where they use it instead of Campari in their Boulevardier.
Also, a while back, I picked up some of these Portland Bitters Project Aromatic Bitters. I didn’t love them to be honest, too much of the anise note, but in the sweetness of this concoction provides a brightness and lift to the roots of the amaro.
The name just came to me as I sat down to enjoy it on the rocks.
The Governors Directive
1 1/4 part Strong Rye - I happened to have some George Dickel Rye
1 part Calayasa
1/2 dropper Light Aromatic Bitters i.e. Portland Bitters Project
Stir, serve on the rocks or up.
Portland, Oregon - here comes the rain again.