Tuesday, September 17, 2013

[hires fizz]

1 1/2 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Cherry Heering
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Cream
1 Egg White
3 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake once without ice and once with. Top with root beer, garnish with cherries, and add a straw.
For a final drink, bartender Joel at Sichuan Garden offered up a Fizz drink for dessert. With Cynar as a base spirit and root beer as the bubbles, it sounded intriguing especially after recalling how well Cynar paired with Root liqueur in the El Toro. For a name, I dubbed it the Hires Fizz with a nod to the Ramos  and to the creator of modern day root beer, Charles Hires. Once mixed, the root beer notes filled the nose. A rich, creamy caramel sip led into a swallow that began with the earthy and complex root beer and Cynar pairing and ended with a lingering cherry flavor.

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