Friday, June 22, 2012

jack's word

3/4 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Sweet Vermouth
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 barspoon Grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

After the Diablita, I decided to make a riff on the Jack Rose, the Jack's Word, that I had spotted in TastingTable. The Jack's Word appeared like a Jack Rose-Last Word hybrid created by Brad Farran of Manhattan's Clover Club as Jack Rose's "a darker, bitterer twin."
The Jack's Word offered up an apple and lemon oil aroma. The sip was fruity with grape, lemon, and apple notes. Most of the apple came through on the swallow though along with the savory herbal notes from the Yellow Chartreuse. Of all the drinks I have had, it reminded me the most of the Woxum from the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book more so than either a Jack Rose or a Last Word.

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