Monday, August 13, 2012

triumph of pompei

1 1/4 oz Cocchi Americano
3/4 oz Fernet Branca
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass with ice. Top with 1 1/2 oz soda water. Add a pinch of salt to the top ice cube, garnish with a grapefruit twist, and add a straw.

After Stoddard's, I ventured over to No. 9 Park where Tyler Wang was behind the stick. For a starter, I had the Triumph of Pompei; Tyler explained that they had riffed off of Milk and Honey's Rome is Burning cocktail. I later failed to find a recipe for this inspirational drink and instead kept coming up with recipes for the one Scott Holliday created with the same name. Feel free to leave a comment with the recipe if you have it.
The grapefruit twist paid dividends in the aroma department. The grapefruit aspect continued on with the juice which paired elegantly with the Cocchi Americano's citrus wine flavors on the sip. Finally, the drink ended with soft Fernet Branca notes on the swallow.


TylerJ said...

Silly me, had the drink confused.
The original is "Rome with a View", Michael McIlroy's drink from Milk and Honey.
The recipe is as follows:
1 oz Campari
1 oz dolin dry
1 oz fresh lime
3/4 oz simple syrup

Shaken strained into a highball and topped with soda
Garnished with an orange slice.

frederic said...

Thanks! We gave it a whirl 2 days ago. It came out a little grapefruit-like which made me wonder if that's why you switched to grapefruit juice in yours.