The key to a Blue Ridge is the peach bitters. When you have the Fees peach bitters and then water it down with a bunch of Peychuad's, a wee bit of Angostura, just a whisper of the Bitter Truth Choco and then a dash of Regan's. You don't want to know the 50-something botanicals that went into The Violet Hour's Peach Bitters. From there try to imagine having a pulled pork po' boy on a veranda. If the smell isn't right tweak the bitters.
Blue Ridge Manhattan
2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
.75 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
.50 oz Noilly Pratt Dry Vermouth
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 dash Peach Bitters
Garnish: Lemon Pigtail Twist
Rinse Coupe with Laphroaig and Peach Bitters. Shake. Strain. Serve Up.
This drink should taste like a pulled pork sandwich but made with booze.
These are the exact specs that I gave the bartenders.
A "Pig Tail" twist is a twist made with a channel knife and wrapped tightly.
Rittenhouse 100 all the way, baby. The stirring time is longer than if you would use an 80 proof.
I would stick with the high proofs with this drink as the other flavors are so bold. Turkey 101 rye would be a good sub.