Friday, November 1, 2013

[everell's nightwatch]

3/4 oz Old Overholt Rye
3/4 oz Hispaniola Mamajuana Spiced Rum
3/4 oz Nocino Walnut Liqueur
3/4 oz Pineau des Charentes

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
Two Mondays ago, we ventured over to Brookline Village to eat at Pomodoro. For one of our cocktails, bartender Stephen Shellenberger made us a straight spirits drink using a Dominican spiced rum, Hispaniola Mamajuana, that he was excited about not only for the great price point but for its great flavor profile. He mixed it in an autumnal way with walnut liqueur and rye, and he capped off the four equal parts drink with one of his other favorites, Pineau des Charentes. For a name, I paid tribute to Pomodoro's neighborhood; the James Everell in question is the first person who reported an UFO in what later became Brookline. His sighting recorded by Governor John Winthrop was backed up by other people's reports, and Winthrop vouched for his character as a "sober, discreet man." Once mixed, the drink offered up a walnut and whiskey aroma. A dark malty and grape sip gave way to a nutty whiskey swallow with a spiced finish.


Paul said...

Hi ! Do you think I could use Kraken Black Spiced Rum instead ?

frederic said...

Probably. I believe he picked that one since he loves finding delicious bargains from random places in the world.

Paul said...

Tried this drink before dinner this evening and it was really nice packed full of flavor from some really interesting ingredients. I used Old Overholt, Kraken, Pierre Ferrand Pineau des Charentes and Nocino Benvenuti. It's sweet, heavy and delicious. A drink to cherish in small sips for some time. It actually lasted all through the meal.