Monday, January 3, 2011

farmhouse flip

1 1/2 oz Walnut-infused Bourbon (*)
3/4 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1/2 oz Maple Syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters
1 Egg

Shake once without ice and once with. Strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
(*) While I did not ask how they infused the whiskey, here is a recipe for walnut-infused Cognac. Bourbon plus Nocino Walnut Liqueur might work as well.

For my second drink of the night at Eastern Standard, I requested from bartender Kit Paschal a drink, the Farmhouse Flip, that Andrea had ordered a few weeks back and greatly enjoyed. Amusingly, without knowing, I asked Kit to make Hugh Fiore's drink just like I asked Hugh to make Kit's Rapa Nui. When I mentioned this to Kit, he replied that it was a good way to ensure the continuity of their cocktail program if they could replicate each other's recipes.
The Farmhouse Flip prospered from the nutmeg garnish which complemented the maple syrup aroma. The sip was full of autumnal notes from the walnut and maple syrup, and the swallow contained the Bourbon and nutty sherry flavors. Indeed, Kit commented that, "you would think it'd be too nutty with the sherry and the infused Bourbon, but it is not." He also commented that Hugh's drink would have more staying power on the Eastern Standard menu if it were not for the seasonal-themed ingredients.

1 comment:

LimeyG said...

Lovely! This is currently my favorite ES cocktail. Thanks for finding a recipe for nut infusions, too :-)