3/4 oz St. Germain
1/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass containing ice cubes. Top with 2 oz Notch Session Ale, add straws, and gently stir.
Two Wednesdays ago after work, I headed over to Brick & Mortar. There, Kenny Belanger suggested a drink that he had created for a Backlash Brewery-hosted Spin the Bottle night there a few weeks before. The drink was originally called Delayed Apocalypse and utilized one of Backlash's saisons, but for the regular menu, they opted for the Notch beer on tap. While the first name was taken from a list of possible drink names submitted by the brewers, bartender Cory Buono offered the name Son of Dad as a Seinfeld reference, namely Kramer's suggestion for a serial killer's nickname. Besides being a beer cocktail, the pairing of St. Germain and Campari appealed to me for it worked well in Ben Sandrof's Cell #34 and Colin Shearn's Sideways in Reverse.