Monday, October 15, 2012

sailor's delight

1 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
1 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
3/4 oz Bénédictine
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 dash Angostura Bitters

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

After attending the Speed Rack charity event two Wednesdays ago, I made my way across the Boston Commons to No. 9 Park for a nightcap. There, bartender Tyler Wang offered me his variation on the Widow's Kiss, although with the split spirit base, it might be more appropriate to say the Wicked Kiss. The last time I had an apple brandy-mezcal pairing was also at No. 9 Park with the Fire in the Orchard.
The lemon twist oils joined the fruity apple and savory Yellow Chartreuse aromas. A honey-apple sip was followed by the smokey mezcal, Bénédictine and Yellow Chartreuse herbal notes, and Angostura spice on the swallow.

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