Wednesday, January 13, 2016

juglans regia

1 1/2 oz Pig's Nose Scotch
1 oz Lustau Oloroso Sherry
1/2 oz Nocino Liqueur
2 dash Fee's Walnut Bitters
1 dash Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
The drink that Andrea requested at Estragon was a Scotch and nutty number that bartender Sahil Mehta later named Juglans Regia. I was familiar with the Latin name for walnuts from Craigie on Main's Jupiter's Acorn Flip. Here, instead of a Flip, it was more of a Bobbie Burns using a nutty sherry as the wine element. Once prepared, the twist donated orange oils on top of the dark grape notes and hint of smoke on the nose. Next, the sip offered dry grape and malt notes, and finally, smoky and nutty flavors filled the swallow.

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