Thursday, June 21, 2012

union derby

1 1/2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
3/4 oz Drambuie 15 Year
3/4 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice and double strain into a coupe glass.

Two Mondays ago during industry brunch at Trina's Starlite Lounge, I met up with Tara who is our local Drambuie rep. After brunch, she asked if I wanted to accompany her to her first stop of the day at Backbar in Union Square. She mentioned that they had come up with a twist of the Brown Derby by swapping the classic's honey for the smokey Drambuie 15 Year. Like Jackson Cannon's Honey Fitz, the drink also included a dash of Peychaud's Bitters.
The Union Derby that bartender Joseph Cammarata made for me proffered a peat smoke, Bourbon, and honey aroma. The honey and malt notes in the sip were balanced by the grapefruit, and the drink concluded with a smoothed out Scotch note on the swallow.

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