Monday, December 16, 2013

hit & run

2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
3/4 oz Maple Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
After Brick & Mortar, I made my way down the Red Line to downtown to get dinner at Silvertone. Later that evening was a charity night for injured bartender Alex Homans who was hit while bicycling to work at Fairsted Kitchen. The featured cocktail was John Child's creation, the Hit & Run, to raise money for Alex's recovery and loss of wages. Once mixed, the Hit & Run proffered an orange oil nose that later became more maple driven. The maple paired up with the citrus notes on the sip, and the swallow showcased the whiskey with a citrus finish. Despite the different base spirits, the Hit & Run reminded me a bit of the Apple Jack Rabbit.


dfan said...

I've had this, without the orange bitters, at Green Street, where it was called a Maple Leaf. One of my favorites. Next time I'll try the bitters.

frederic said...

Indeed, it's pretty much the same drink save for the Maple Leaf using Canadian Whisky (and Green Street garnishes with an orange wedge and uses 2:1/2:1/2 proportions).