Monday, August 1, 2022

fortunate son

2 oz Wild Turkey 101 Rye
1/2 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1/4 oz Crème de Cacao
1 tsp Amargo Vallet

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Mondays ago was the USBG Boston-Sipsmith Gin trip to the New England Aquarium that I helped to organize with Steph from Sipsmith. Afterwards, a few of us ventured over to Daiquiris & Daisies as a convenient midway point for our South Shore and Providence members who needed to make it to South Station later for a commuter line train home. Strangely, the drink that I ordered from bartender Joe Cammarata was neither a Daiquiri nor a Daisy (I did have a rhum agricole Daiquiri later though) but a delightful Manhattan variation created by Daren Swisher called the Fortunate Son. The Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute began with rye, chocolate, and herbal aromas. Next, grape, roast, and caramel notes on the sip flowed into rye and chocolate-herbal flavors on the swallow with a bitter finish. Overall, the combination reminded me a little of the Coney Island.

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