Monday, August 27, 2012

girlfriend's dilemma

1 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
1 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass.

After Clio, I walked over the bridge up Mass Ave to Brick and Mortar for a nightcap. At the stick was bartender Kenny Belanger, and I asked him if he had any off-menu items to showcase. The drink he made for me was from Evan Harrison called the Girlfriend's Dilemma. It was not Evan's girlfriend in question, and that would have been a little awkward considering that she was sitting to my left. Two seats down was Evan himself who explained that the girlfriend of one of the bar's investors was unsure of what she wanted other than something vermouthy and low in alcohol. The Girlfriend's Dilemma was the result.
The cocktail's nose offered the Cognac as well as the Cynar notes. The citrussy sip presented the lemon juice and Cocchi flavors, and the swallow began with the Cognac that was broadened by the Cynar's herbal notes on the finish.

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