Liberal Cocktail Recipe

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Liberal Cocktail Recipe

The liberal cocktail is often forgotten, yet it is a perfect dinner drink that deserves a new era. This play was originally produced in the early 1900’s and has been adapted numerous times over the years. An Amer Picon or Amer Torani liqueur is usually mixed with rye whisky, sweet vermouth, and an amaro liqueur to make the liberal cocktail. It is mainly the proportion of those three ingredients that differs among the variations.

We have modified this recipe to cater to modern tastes and made it less sweet than the original one. In addition, during the years when rye whiskey just was not as readily available (or as good) as it is today, it was more common than ever to serve bourbon. Learn more about the various options and find the perfect proportion for your taste. Once you discover what makes this beverage so desirable, you’ll realize why drinkers of fine cocktails have been drawn to it for so long.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Liberal Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Liberal Cocktail Recipe is 148 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Liberal Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Mixing Glass
  • Strainer
  • Stirrer


  • Cocktail Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey (or bourbon)
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce amaro liqueur
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish: ​lemon twist

Steps to Make It

  • Collect the required ingredients.
  • Combine the rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, amaro, and orange bitters in a mixing glass. Fill the container with ice.
  • For at least 30 seconds, vigorously stir the ingredients.
  • Fill a chilled cocktail glass halfway with ice and strain into it.
  • Serve with a lemon twist as a garnish.

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