Wednesday, September 1, 2010

jupiter's acorn

1 oz Barbancourt 15 Year Rum
1 oz Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Benedictine
1 Egg
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Mole Bitters

Shake once without ice and once with. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

On Wednesday, Andrea and I were in Central Square, and we decided to go over to Craigie on Main for a nightcap. I asked bartender John Mayer make me a Jupiter's Acorn for Andrea seemed to enjoy hers the last time we were there. The drink name is a reference to walnuts which biologically speaking are genus Juglans That Latin word was derived from the mythological Jupiter combined with glans, or more politely, a nut fit for a god.
The aroma of Jupiter's Acorn was mainly from the nutmeg floating on the egg foam. A creamy and rich rum sip was chased by Benedictine and other bitter notes on the swallow. As the drink warmed up, Punt e Mes' grape and Nux Alpina's walnut became more discernible in the flavor profile.

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