Thursday, October 9, 2014

offshore account

1 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1/2 oz Gran Classico
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters, a mint sprig, and a cherry, and add a straw.
Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I ventured over to Woburn to pay a visit to the Baldwin Room at Sichuan Garden II. For a first drink, I asked bartender Ran Duan for the Offshore Account which seemed like an interesting Sling and the combination of these ingredients worked rather well in his Sling & Arrow that I had there two years ago. Once mixed, the Offshore Account's garnishes played a large role in the drink's aroma with the mint aspect predominating. A lemon and fruity sip gave way to Bourbon followed by cherry and bitter-herbal Gran Classico notes on the swallow. Finally, the swallow ended with a pineapple finish. Andrea commented that the pineapple functioned well here to pull all of these disparate ingredients together.

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