Tuesday, July 26, 2022

the lonesome crowded west

1 1/2 oz Ron de Barrilito (Don Q Gran Añejo)
3/4 oz Amaro Nonino
1/2 oz Old Grand-Dad 114° Bourbon
1/2 tsp Giffard Passion Fruit Liqueur (1/2 tsp Passion Fruit Syrup)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a single old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with grapefruit oil from a twist.
For a nightcap on Tuesday two weeks prior, I began flipping through the Death & Co. Welcome Home book. The rum-Bourbon Black Manhattan of sorts called the Lonesome Crowded West by Matthew Belanger circa 2018 seemed like a delightful way to round out my day, and it also reminded me of their Spaghetti Western in both recipe and name. Here, it generated grapefruit, rum, caramel, and Bourbon aromas. Next, caramel and passion fruit notes on the sip transitioned into rum, Bourbon, orange, passion fruit, and allspice flavors on the swallow.

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