Monday, September 21, 2009

le grande flip

1 oz Applejack
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Diabolique (infused Bourbon)
1 Whole Egg
2 heaping barspoon Sugar

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a wine glass, and twist an orange peel over the top and drop in.

For my last drink at Eastern Standard, I went desserty and asked Kit Paschal to make me the Le Grande Flip after hearing a description of it. Kit described the drink as Jackson's version of an alcoholic Orange Julius. The flip used Diabolique, a locally made infusion that flavors Kentucky Bourbon with figs, cinnamon, and vanilla, along with an equal amount of Benedictine to transform the flip through some complex notes. Overall, the drink had a nice orange nose from the twist which led into a sweet orange taste with a small degree of spice. Perhaps one heaping barspoon too much sweetness for me, but it sure was a delight to drink otherwise.

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