John Coltharp created this drink for a 2008 contest held by L.A. bartender Marcos Tello. All entries had to be named after sub-districts in the city's downtown. The Historic Core Cocktail, made with rye and apple brandy, honors the area where Coltharp lived then.
Glassware Guide More Whiskey Drinks
1 ounce bonded rye whiskey, such as Rittenhouse
3/4 ounce bonded apple brandy
1/4 ounce green Chartreuse
1 lemon twist, for garnish (optional)
3/4 ounce Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth
Dash of Angostura bitters
How to Make It
Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnish and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe, pinch the lemon twist over the drink and drop it in.
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