Monday, October 26, 2015


2 oz Plymouth Gin
1/2 oz Rare Wine Co. Boston Bual Madeira
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.

The last drink I had at No. 9 Park was the Declaration concocted by No. 9 alumni Sam Olivari. When I mentioned that the drink structure reminded me of Brick & Mortar's Two Caravels which featured rum and sherry instead of gin and Madeira, bartender Ryan Lotz declared that they had that drink made for them with Madeira which influenced this creation. The comment also came about as I listed the places besides Loyal Nine that utilize Madeira in their menus, and Brick & Mortar featured a Malmsey Madeira recipe with their Red Duster Swizzle.
The Declaration began with a clove aroma from the bitters that preceded the dry lemon and grape sip. The swallow contained much of the complexity with juniper, citrus, apricot, and clove notes.

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