Tuesday, August 23, 2011

no. 72

2 oz Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon
3/4 oz Gran Glassico
1/2 oz Dry Amontillado Sherry

Stir with ice and strain into a glass misted (or rinsed) with Green Chartreuse. Twist an orange peel over the top and discard.
After dinner at Abigail's, we strolled over to Hungry Mother for a nightcap and dessert. When I spotted the Boulevardier-like No. 72 on the menu, I asked bartender Ned Greene to make me one. Ned described how the drink was almost named or nicknamed (considering their naming schema using numbers) the Geneva Convention, for there was a representative of America, France, Spain, and Switzerland in the No. 72. Clearly, there were a few countries left out, but the major representation was there. The drink itself began with an orange oil and dark herbal aroma. While the sip was a malty grape flavor, the Gran Classico's bitter, the sherry's nutty, and the Bourbon's barrel notes filled the swallow.

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