3/4 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1/2 oz Maple Syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake once without ice and once with. Strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
(*) While I did not ask how they infused the whiskey, here is a recipe for walnut-infused Cognac. Bourbon plus Nocino Walnut Liqueur might work as well.
For my second drink of the night at Eastern Standard, I requested from bartender Kit Paschal a drink, the Farmhouse Flip, that Andrea had ordered a few weeks back and greatly enjoyed. Amusingly, without knowing, I asked Kit to make Hugh Fiore's drink just like I asked Hugh to make Kit's Rapa Nui. When I mentioned this to Kit, he replied that it was a good way to ensure the continuity of their cocktail program if they could replicate each other's recipes.