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Slab Town Limited

November 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Recipes

Slab Town Whiskey is a limited release by House Spirits here in Portland, Oregon. It’s a light straw-color and soft in the mouth, especially for such a young whiskey.

This cocktail is a variant of the Red Hook, and rather than Slab Hook or Red Slab, which first occurred to me as names, Ms. Boozenik smartly chimed in that since this cocktail is based on a limited release whiskey, and also hits like a train (since it’s slightly higher in whiskey than a Red Hook would be) we should name it as if one. Hence, the Slab Town Limited.


Slab Town Limited

2 ½ oz. Slab Town Whiskey
½ oz. Luxardo Marischino
½ oz. Martini and Rossi Rosso Vermouth

In a pint mixing glass add all ingredients then ice. Stir and strain into a glass. Garnish with a Marasca cherry or a fine whiskey or brandy-infused cherry (preferably a Rainier or Queen Anne).

A note on the increased amount of whiskey, vs. a Red Hook. The Slab Town is noticeably lighter and more delicate than most rye whiskies, so a slightly larger measure is in order, to avoid having more awkward measures like 1/3rd oz. and such, for the other ingredients.

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