Thursday, November 8, 2012

midnight shift

1 1/2 oz Novo Fogo Gold Cachaça
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/4 oz Galliano
2 dash Mole Bitters
1 dash Absinthe

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist and add a straw.

Wednesday night during Portland Cocktail Week, we walked over to Metrovino to sit at Jacob Grier's bar. I have been following Jacob since his early blogging days, and we have made some of his drinks, including the Mexican Turnover and Curse of Scotland, at home. Therefore, it was a moral imperative to make it over to his bar when we were in town.
portland metrovino jacob grier midnight shift novo fogo cynar
The cocktail I started with was the cachaça-based Midnight Shift. The drink's orange twist played heavily into the aroma and led into a caramel and grape sip. The swallow offered up the grassy cachaça flavors, Cynar's brooding herbal notes, Galliano's vanilla and star anise, and the absinthe's anise followed by a lingering funk from the sugar cane spirit.

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