During September, the Richmond Times-Dispatch will feature a Virginia spirits-based specialty drink each Thursday in Dining. For more information, go to virginiaspirits.org/journal.
Comfort bar manager Michael Hanbury and chef and co-owner Jason Alley are lifelong musicians, and music plays a huge part in their lives. The music they listen to has always influenced them, so when co-owner Michele Jones asked that drinks be named after song titles, Hanbury said it was a no-brainer.
Makes 1 serving
1¾ ounces Reservoir Rye (Reservoir Distillery)
¾ ounce Creme de Mure
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
3 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters
Lemon twist for garnish
Build over ice and shake vigorously or hard or “like a Polaroid picture” (your choice).
Strain into a coupe/martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Locations: Comfort restaurant, 200 W. Broad St., Richmond; Reservoir Distillery, 1800 Summit Ave., Richmond