Friday, March 15, 2013


1 1/2 oz Leblon Cachaça
1/2 oz Galliano
1/2 oz Crème de Cacao
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 barspoon Maraschino Liqueur
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 Lemon Peel (twist and include)

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

For Andrea's last drink at Tavern Road, she asked Will for the Cruella which turned out to be another one of his creations. While I neglected to ask him if the drink name was a Disney reference, I did discuss the use of the lemon twist in the ingredients. Will explained that he included it in the mix to elongate the citrus flavor on the finish of this decadent and smooth drink. With cachaça, Galliano, chocolate, and anise notes, the ingredients list somewhat reminded me of Jacob Grier's Midnight Shift.
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The lemon oils on the surface of the drink joined the aroma of the cachaça and Peychaud's anise. Next, a lemon and grassy sip led into a swallow containing vanilla and chocolate notes with a hint of Maraschino. For some reason it was the cacao-Maraschino combination that seemed most pleasing on the swallow.

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