Wednesday, October 26, 2011

franklin mortgage co.

1 oz Ron Diplomatico Rum
1 oz Santa Teresa Claro Rum
1/4 oz Cynar
1/8 oz Green Chartreuse
1/8 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur)
1/8 oz Simple Syrup

Stir and pour into a rocks glass rinsed with Ardbeg Scotch. This is a room temperature cocktail so use no ice.

Last week we went to Deep Ellum in Allston for we were excited to try out some of the new drinks on their fall menu. One in particular had been tweeted about by one of the Dudekicker kids; they had mentioned that there was a room temperature cocktail on the list! Therefore, for my first drink, I asked bar co-owner Max Toste for this one, the Franklin Mortgage Co. Later, bartender Dave Cagle explained that the inspiration for the recipe came from some of the cocktails they were served when they visited the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company in Philadelphia.
In the drink, the smoky Islay Scotch dominated the aroma with undertones of Cynar poking through. The rums' rich caramel notes and the ingredients' sugar content on the sip balanced the heat of the spirits on the swallow. Moreover, the swallow also contained the Chartreuse and Maraschino flavors.


overproof said...

That is so awesome!

scott said...

Any idea which St Teresa rum is used - claro, anejo or the 1796?

frederic said...

I just messaged one of the bartenders and I will update when I hear. I believe they have the Claro on the shelf and perhaps the 1796. My guess would be the Claro for price point, but the other two would make for smoother drinks. Plus that would make for one light one dark rum in the mix.

frederic said...

The Claro!

scott said...

Gracias, Frederic. I was at Deep Ellum last night and had a couple of these. Really outstanding.