Tuesday, May 18, 2010

[dark horse]

1 1/2 oz White Horse Scotch
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Guinness Simple Syrup
2 dash Fee's Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
1 Egg

Shake once without ice and once with. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.
For my second drink, I asked bartender California Gold if she had any ideas for an egg white or whole egg drink. After hearing that she wanted to use a housemade Guinness Stout syrup, I was immediately intrigued. The flip also included the pairing of Scotch and Cynar which worked so well together in Russell House Tavern's Scottish Play. Indeed, in this drink, the Cynar did a similar job in balancing the Scotch and this was aided by nutmeg's spice. The egg and malty Guinness syrup provided an ideal amount of richness and smoothness to the drink, and the swallow had a pleasant combination of Guinness and Cynar notes.

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