Thursday, December 9, 2010

ho tally

2 oz Pimm's No. 1
1/2 oz Blackberry Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 barspoon Pimento Dram
1 dash Housemade Tiki Bitters
1 Egg

Shake once without ice and once with. Strain into a coupe glass.

For my second drink at Craigie on Main, I asked John Meyer what nightcap ideas he had and we began discussing flips. One that he suggested was a modification of Eastern Standard's Tally-ho! that appeared on the Pimm's section of their menu a few seasons ago. Eastern Standard's drink, subtitled "Horatio's spiced aperitif" as a nod to Sir Horatio David Davies who bought the aperitif line from James Pimm and successfully marketed it, is as follows:
• 2 oz Pimm's No. 1
• 1/2 oz Grenadine
• 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
• 1 barspoon Pimento Dram
• 1 dash Bittermens Tiki Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. There might be a lemon twist or other?
John's changes were to keep the proportions but swap the grenadine for housemade blackberry syrup and add an egg, and since it was an egg drink, he "flipped" the name around to Ho-tally!
The Ho-tally! Flip was ripe with allspice and Pimm's aromas. A fruity berry sip was complemented by cardamom from the bitters and allspice from the dram on the swallow. Moreover, the allspice notes paired up rather well with the lemon juice in this drink. The recipe made for a surprisingly light yet flavorful drink for a flip.


Kari said...

how nice. i blog that perpetuates sin!

frederic said...

I did think about writing about the pimp or john connotations about a "ho tally"...

Ryan said...

By the way, I have in my notes somewhere that the Tally-Ho! at ES has no garnish.