Saturday, September 26, 2015

a moment of silence

1 1/2 oz Rye Whiskey (Old Overholt)
1 oz Marie Brizard Apricot Liqueur
1/2 oz Averna
1/2 oz Angostura Bitters
1/2 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with ice seasoned with Campari. Garnish with an orange twist.

Two Wednesday ago, I turned to Beta Cocktails for nightcap ideas. Of the untried ones, Maksym Pazuniak's A Moment of Silence definitely called out to me. The pairing of Averna and apricot liqueur was one elegantly showcased in the inelegantly named Averna Jimjam, and here instead of lemon juice, the drying effects of Angostura Bitters along with a spirit backbone of rye and apple brandy fulfill the role.
A Moment of Silence began with an apricot aroma that was brightened by the twist's orange oil. Next, a rich caramel and malt sip gave way to rye and apricot on the swallow. Finally, the end was rather complex for it finished very bitter followed by sweet and fruity notes.

1 comment:

Stephen Raymond said...

Always love a drink that uses heavy doses of angostura. Definitely will be adding this to my list of favorites. What you should have also mentioned was what a spectacular color this drink is - a deep rich jewel like amber. Thanks for sharing this one!