On December 31st, 2014 the TWiT (This Week in Tech) online video network celebrated New Year's Eve with a live "24 hours of 2015" marathon. The marathon sought to ring in the new year across the globe's 27 time zones (yes, there's more than 24), and to raise money for UNICEF, the United Nation's Children's Fund. The marathon raised over $70,000 for the charity!
Lots of shenanigans happened over the 24 hour period, but one section that caught my eye was the "Mixology" section put on by computer graphics and video production pioneer Alex Lindsay.
Alex showed us a couple of cocktails during the segment, including a modified Manhattan Transfer (which is an already modified Manhattan), as well as a liquid nitrogen cooled Daiquiri recipe. I don't have ready access to liquid nitrogen, so I'll probably be trying the Manhattan Transfer first. Unfortunately, the segment goes by pretty fast, so it was difficult to understand what some of the ingredients were- but with a little Google searching and pausing to analyze the video, I was able to cobble together the recipe!
Averna (Italian Liqueur)
Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey
Antica Formula sweet vermouth
Peychaud's orange bitters
Ice for chillin'
Put ice in a pint glass, about 2/3 to 3/4 full. Add 2 parts rye whiskey. Add 1 part Averna. Add 1/2 part sweet vermouth. Add a "couple dashes" of the bitters. Stir or shake approximately 20 seconds. Serve in a martini glass.
Enjoy! And let me know what you think of it in the comments. If you enjoy the recipe, why not donate a little to UNICEF as well? The campaign is still open at http://unicefusa.com/twit