Monday, February 20, 2012

30th century man

3/4 oz Ardbeg 10 Year Scotch (Caol Ila 12 Year)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Crème de Cacao (Marie Brizard)
3/4 oz Cointreau
2 dash Kübler Absinthe (<1/4 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a Nick & Nora cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry (Luxardo Maraschino). One description of the drink I found online stated that the absinthe was added as a rinse instead of in the mixing glass.

After Thursday Drink Night last week, Andrea wanted a nightcap, so I opened up Gary Regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011 and spotted the 30th Century Man created by Nathan Weber of Tavern Law in Seattle. The drink reminded me of a Scotch-based 20th Century crossed with a Corpse Reviver #2. The former must have been a bigger influence for Nathan given the name; moreover, he dubbed the drink after the Scott Walker song that appears in Life Aquatic.
The 30th Century Man greeted the nose with a Scotch and absinthe aroma. A sweet orange and lemon sip was chased by the swallow that presented Scotch followed by chocolate notes and an absinthe finish. Even with a smoky whisky like Caol Ila, the balance was rather mild for a Scotch drink.

2 comments:

steve c said...

great cocktail. nathan made me one last year in seattle. i think he used ardbeg 10yr. for it.

frederic said...

I got to meet Nathan at Tales of the Cocktail last year, but I am envious for I have yet to make out that way to sit at his bar. We used Caol Ila for it was the closest Scotch in our collection to the Ardbeg he called for.