Thursday, May 17, 2012

strawberry swizzle

1 1/2 oz Lustau Dry Amontillado Sherry
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Strawberry Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Swizzle to mix in a Highball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and add a straw.
After the Last Date at the Citizen Public House, I ended the evening with the Strawberry Swizzle that bartender Nick Korn made for me. Its lime garnish contributed greatly to the drink's aroma. The lime continued on in the sweet sip along with the sherry's grape flavors. Next, the strawberry followed by the nutty notes of the sherry began the swallow; the swallow ended a bit crisper with the Green Chartreuse's herbal notes appearing. Despite the name, the strawberry turned out to be a relatively minor flavor component, but one that complemented all of the other ingredients especially the sherry.

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