Friday, June 8, 2012

carroll gardens

2 oz Rittenhouse 100 Rye
1/2 oz Nardini Amaro
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1 tsp Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Twist a lemon peel over the top and discard.

After Park, I decided to move down the Red Line; however, the Memorial Day holiday had many places closed. After striking out at Drink, Stoddard's, JM Curley, and No. 9 Park, I decided to rely solely on bartenders that had checked in with the OnTheBar application. Since bartender Katie Emmerson had signed in at Hawthorne, I headed over and found seats in front of her and Scott Marshall. For a drink idea, I told Katie that I was in the mood for something dark, bitter, and stirred, and she suggested Joaquim Simo's Carroll Gardens. Joaquim had created this Manhattan variation while at Death & Co. cerca 2008 in honor of his home neighborhood in Brooklyn.
The Carroll Gardens greeted the senses with lemon oil and rye aromas along with a hint of Maraschino. On the tongue, the grape sip led into a rye swallow that contained chocolaty bitter notes and a Maraschino finish. Indeed, the Carroll Gardens fell quite well into the array of Manhattan variations somewhere in the Red Hook vicinity.

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