Friday, November 26, 2021

auld acquaintaince

1 1/2 oz Scotch (1 1/4 oz Famous Grouse + 1/4 oz Caol Ila 10 Year)
1/2 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Palo Cortado Sherry (3/8 oz each Lustau Amontillado + Oloroso)
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1 dash Bitters (Angostura)

Stir with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube.
For evening five of Sherry Week 2021, I turned to the Kindred Cocktails database and spotted the Auld Acquaintance by New York City bartender Rafa Garcia Febles in 2013. To pair with this recipe on Instagram, I generated this #SheryKu (sherry Haiku), "A cup of kindness/With old sherry to the brim/Days of auld lang syne." Once prepared, the Auld Acquaintance greeted the senses with a smoke and cinnamon aroma that introduced a grape-driven sip. Finally, smoky Scotch, apple, nutty, and cinnamon flavors rounded out the swallow with a peat-tinged finish.

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