Tuesday, April 17, 2012

bournemouth limited

1/2 Lillet (1 1/2 oz Cocchi Americano)
1/4 Vat 69 Whisky (5/8 oz Famous Grouse + 1/8 oz Caol Ila 10 Year Scotch)
1/4 Drambuie (3/4 oz)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and a cherry (Luxardo Maraschino).

The other drink we had that Saturday night was the Bournemouth Limited from the Café Royal Cocktail Book. The drink, created by UK Bartenders Guild member R. Sleight, honors the soccer team founded in 1899 that later merged with the Boscombe Athletic Football Club to become the modern day AFC Bournemouth Limited team. I was drawn to the recipe for it appeared like an aperitif version of the Rusty Nail, and the half Lillet, quarter spirit, quarter liqueur structure reminded me of the Metexa from the same cocktail book.
The Bournemouth Limited presented a lemon oil, floral, and smokey aroma. The sip showcased honey, citrussy wine, and malt notes that led into a Scotch swallow. Andrea's description of "rather lovely and delicate" was rather spot on.

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