The Perfect BQE

Ivy Mix, created for The Clover Club | Brooklyn, NY

cocktail illustration

Ivy Mix, now of Leyenda, notes that this drink is called “perfect” because it’s made with equal parts dry and sweet vermouth. As for the concept of the cocktail? “It’s a marriage of the Red Hook and the Greenpoint,” she explains. “And what connects them? The BQE.”

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey, preferably Rittenhouse
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey, preferably Rittenhouse
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 1/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • barspoon maraschino liqueur
  • barspoon maraschino liqueur

Garnish: Luxardo cherry

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.