Monday, January 14, 2013

confederation bridge

1 1/2 oz Bulleit Rye
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Drambuie
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1 dash Angostura Bitters

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

Sunday two weeks ago, Andrea and I paid a visit to Backbar in Somerville where Sam Treadway and Alex Homans were tending bar. For a first drink, I asked Sam for the drink of the week called the Confederation Bridge. The recipe was a collaboration of a few of the bartenders as a riff on the classic Drambuie cocktail, the Prince Edward. For a name, they chose the bridge that connects New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
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The Confederation Bridge presented the twist's orange oil that later gave way to darker aromas. The sip was fruity from the Dolin Blanc, honey from the Drambuie, malty from the whiskey, and caramel from the Cynar. Next, the rye and the Drambuie's Scotch began the swallow which ended with the Cynar's bitterness and the Angostura's spice.


Zak said...

Confederation bridge connects New Brunswick to PEI, not Nova Scotia. But close. :)

frederic said...

Thank you for pointing that out -- I just changed it. I took the description verbatim without fact checking it.