Monday, June 10, 2013

santurce special

2 oz Aged Puerto Rican Rum (DonQ Añejo)
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry (Lustau Dry)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry.

After dinner, we returned home and Andrea was in the mood for a cocktail. Therefore, I opened up Food & Wine: Cocktails 2013 and spotted the section of rum drinks from Paul McGee of Three Dots & A Dash. We had first first met Paul two years ago at the Whistler, the bar he was managing in Chicago back then before he helped to open Three Dots & A Dash, and we greatly enjoyed his drink style. From the recipes in the book, the Santurce Special called out to Andrea most likely due to the sherry aspect; the drink's name refers to a part of Puerto Rico and the book seems to suggest that Three Dots & A Dash uses Ron del Barrilito as their aged rum.
The Santurce Special's bouquet contained Amontillado sherry notes and fruity from the lemon more than the cherry. A lemon and grape sip was followed by the rum and a delightful nutty cherry flavor.

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