The Old Helena

The Old Helena

2oz Belle Meade
.5oz Dry Vermouth
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth - preferably Carpano Antica Formula .25oz Dry Curaçao - preferably Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curaçao
2 Dashes of Angastora Bitters

Stir - Strain serve up into a coup glass
Glassware: Coup

This is a variation on a Martinez, a classic stirred cocktail, typically made with Old Tom Gin. Here we substitute bourbon and add Orange Curacao to compensate for the missing herbs and spices. The recipe is named after the hybrid steam/sail ship that brought the Nelson’s over from Germany in 1850, The Helena Sloman.

Creator: AJ Soldo