Thursday, April 7, 2016

broken halo

1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin (Death's Door)
1 1/2 oz Oloroso Sherry (Lustau)
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube (cocktail coupe, no ice). Garnish with an orange twist.

The nightcap from two Saturday's ago was the Broken Halo from Food & Wine: Cocktails 2013. The recipe was created by Erick Castro of San Diego's Polite Provisions as an aperitif crossed with a nerve tonic. Overall, the recipe read like a less sweet Martinez with the dryness of the Silver Cocktail but with a sherry complementing the Maraschino liqueur akin to the Catedratico.
The Broken Halo shared a nutty oxidized sherry and Maraschino cherry pairing on the nose that was brightened by orange oils. Next, dry grape on the sip led into juniper and a return of the nutty sherry and cherry notes.

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