Wednesday, March 5, 2014

sherman square

2/3 jigger Sherry (1 1/2 oz Lustau Amontillado)
1/3 jigger Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Dolin)
2 dash Crème de Cacao (3/8 oz Marie Brizard)
1 dash Apricot Brandy (3/8 oz Rothman & Winter)

After the Around the World, I turned to Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 for our second drink. There I spotted the Sherman Square which appeared like a variation on an Adonis or a Sherry Manhattan. The Sherry Manhattan aspect fits the bill for Sherman Square is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and named after one of the more famous historical residents of the area, William Tecumseh Sherman.
The Sherman Square shared a nutty grape aroma with chocolate notes; Andrea got more of the apricot on the nose than I did. The apricot appeared more on the sip where it mingled with the grape flavors, and the swallow shared a nutty sherry with chocolate accents.

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