Wednesday, August 3, 2016

color of doubt

1/2 oz Gourry de Chadeville Overproof Cognac
1/2 oz Plantation Overproof Dark Rum
1 oz Spanish Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Cynar

Build in a Double Old Fashioned glass, add ice, and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.

After the talks on Thursday, I ventured across the French Quarter to visit Cane & Table and found a seat in front of Samantha Prarrie who made me the Modern Lover last year. For a first drink this year, I asked Sam for the Color of Doubt which was "inspired by the Negroni, this dark and brooding cocktail uses two overproof spirits with Spanish vermouth and Cynar and elevated by incorporating fresh mint."
The Color of Doubt presented mint, grape, and dark notes from the Cynar and rum to the nose. The bouquet transitioned well into the grape and caramel sip, and the swallow shared rum, brandy, and funky herbal and almost minty flavors.

2 comments:

Paul said...

Would 90 proof Pierre Ferrand also qualify as overproof cognac ?

frederic said...

Your guess is as good as mine, but it should be rather good as an approximation. The Cognac they used turns out to be rather pricey and C&T is the only bar I have ever seen it in. The only other overproof (>100°) Cognac that I know of is the Royer 53.