Tuesday, June 4, 2013

union dram

1 1/2 oz Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
1 oz Dolin Rouge
1/2 oz Drambuie
3 dash Angostura Bitters
3 dash Peychaud's Bitters
3 dash Fee's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Note: the dashes were on the gentle side.

Two Wednesdays ago, Andrea and I ventured down the hill to Casa B in Union Square, Somerville. I had met bartender Taso Paptsoris at USBG events and had always meant to sit at his bar, and after he was a contestant in the Licor 43 competition and I enjoyed his drink, I decided to finally do so. For a first cocktail, Andrea asked for the Union Dram which was Taso's DrinkOne menu offering to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon.
The Union Dram conjured a lemon oil and Bourbon aroma. A honey and grape sip displayed some of the Drambuie's heather floral flavors, and the swallow wrapped up the drink with Bourbon and bitter spice notes. Andrea commented that the Union Dram was a lot brighter than she expected from the Manhattan-like recipe.

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