Thursday, August 16, 2012

roald's traveler

1 oz W.L. Weller Bourbon
1 oz Peach Shrub (*)
1/2 oz Clément Creole Shrubb
1 barspoon Honey Syrup
1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a lime wheel, and add a straw.
(*) Check here and here for how to make a shrub.

Two Sundays ago, I was planning on making it to Scott Marshall's last shift at the Hawthorne before he moves on to Savannah, Georgia. My adventure started in Central Square so I paid a quick visit to Craigie on Main. For a drink, I asked bartender Ann for the Roald's Traveler that was created by Jared Sadoian using a peach shrub that she had crafted. With the peach element, I assumed that the recipe was a homage to Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.
The garnishes added a slightly tropical feel with lime and nutmeg aromas. The rest of the drink felt more Southern as the sip offered up the peach, orange, and honey notes. Finally, the peach continued on into the swallow along with the Bourbon flavor and the savory aspect of the shrub's vinegar.

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