Tuesday, September 25, 2012

the deadline

1 1/2 oz Bully Boy White Whiskey
1/2 oz St. Germain
1/2 oz Bénédictine
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

After visiting the Regal Beagle, I continued up Harvard Ave to Lineage where I stopped in to say hello to bartender Brendan Pratt. For a first drink, I asked Brendan for the Deadline which turned out to be a recipe from the previous bartender Ryan Lotz before he left for the Hawthorne. Since St. Germain and Benedictine paired so well in Jabriel Donohue's Pantorium, I was definitely keen on trying this combination again.
The Deadline offered up a lemon and floral aroma. The citrus aspect continued on into sip where the lime juice mingled with the fruitiness of the St. Germain. The swallow contrasted the high floral notes of the St. Germain with the low herbal ones from the Benedictine; finally, the Deadline presented a clean finish from perhaps the lime or the white whiskey at the end. The white whiskey felt a little lost in the shuffle here, but it was certainly not out of place.

1 comment:

gin collector said...

Just made this subbing Redemption White Rye for the Bully white whisky and green Chartreuse for the Benedictine. Fantastic!