Monday, March 25, 2013

face for radio

1 1/2 oz Bacardi 8 Year Rum
3/4 oz Becherovka
1/2 oz Pistachio Orgeat (*)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Cinnamon Honey Syrup (*)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
(*) I surmised that using regular orgeat and/or cinnamon syrup or honey syrup here would create a delicious parallel drink.

Two Thursdays ago, Andrea and I met up at Local 149 for dinner. When speaking with bartender John Mayer, he mentioned that he was working on a few drinks for a local Bacardi competition. The one that caught my attention for its ingredients also captured my intrigue with the name, Face for Radio. John explained that the housemade pistachio orgeat led to an unattractive appearance, but the flavor combination was good enough for him to overlook it.
john mayer local 149 bacardi rum cocktail
The Face for Radio proffered a rum and nutty aroma. A lime and honey sip led into a rum swallow that finished with pistachio, clove, and cinnamon flavors. Yes, the drink was not very sightly, but its voice was definitely captivating in a spiced Mai Tai sort of way akin to Ben Sandrof's Cuban Anole.


Michael Dietsch said...

That's an awesome fucking cocktail name.

frederic said...

Indeed. John has some of the more interesting names on the blog. From crafty like asking for a "Prison Nickname" to literary like Des Esseintes (the main character in Joris-Karl Huysmans' Against the Grain).

Michael Dietsch said...

I like to think I have a perfect face for blogging.