Wednesday, February 5, 2020

north garden

1 1/2 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Bourbon (Old Grand-Dad Bonded)
1/4 oz Peated Scotch (Laphroaig 10 Year)
1 tsp 2:1 Demerara Syrup (1/4 oz 1:1)
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a double old fashioned glass with ice.
Two Wednesdays ago, I delved into Amanda Schuster's New York Cocktails and spotted the North Garden created at Death & Co. in 2011. The recipe followed Death & Co.'s tendency to make three spirit Old Fashioned riffs like the Highwayman and Four in Hand, and I was definitely seeking a drink of that nature. Once prepared, the North Garden donated a peat smoke and apple bouquet to the nose. Next, a rich pear-like sip led into apple, Bourbon, peat smoke, clove, and allspice flavors on the swallow.

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