1 oz Old Overholt Rye
1 oz Macchu Pisco La Diablada
3/4 oz Santa Maria al Monte Amaro
1/4 oz Orgeat
1 dash Reagan's Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with ice cubes. Garnish with an orange twist and add straws.
Two Fridays ago, I headed over with a fellow Russell House Tavern bartender to Alden & Harlow for some post-shift drinks. For a cocktail, I asked bartender Ryan Connelly for the Eastern Slopes which Ryan mentioned was bar manager Seth Freidus' drink. I was intrigued for I have had dual spirit drinks with pisco paired with gin, cachaça, Genever and aged brandy, but never with whiskey before. Once mixed, the Eastern Slopes offered a dark and menthol aroma that was brightened by the orange oil. The malty sip was complemented by the orgeat's richness and the amaro's caramel flavors. Next, the swallow began with the rye, fruit notes from the pisco, and a hint of nuttiness from the orgeat and ended with the amaro's menthol and herbal accents.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
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