Wednesday, October 19, 2011

bourbon derby flip

3/4 oz Four Roses Bourbon
3/4 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
3/4 oz House Rum Blend (*)
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Cream
1 Egg

Shake once without ice and once with. Double strain into a coupe glass.
(*) A mix of 5 rums: El Dorado 151, Flor de Caña Gold, Appleton, Old Port, and Cruzan Blackstrap.
For my after dinner drink at Eastern Standard last week, I asked bartender Carrie Cole for the Bourbon Derby Flip. Beside the whiskey from Eastern Standard's own barrel of Four Roses Bourbon was a house rum blend that barback Seth Freidus explained to me. The five rums in the blend each came from a different country in the Caribbean, Central or South America and all had a darker or aged aspect to them that would pair well with the whiskey. The Flip began with sherry and caramel aromas, and the sherry continued on into the sip along with cinnamon notes. The cinnamon syrup was robust enough to last into the swallow where it worked well with the Bourbon and rum. With the sherry, whiskey, and cinnamon, the Bourbon Derby Flip reminded me of Erick Castro's French Toast Flip.

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