Friday, July 27, 2012

[red line book club]

2 oz El Dorado 3 Year Rum
1 oz El Maestro Sierra Dry Amontillado Sherry
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Burnt Cinnamon Syrup

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

After Island Creek Oyster Bar, I decided to go visit Todd Maul at Clio. For a first drink, Todd wanted to showcase something that he had come up with that still lacked a name. The other bartender, Mary, had dubbed the drink Todd's Mustache in revenge for Todd's naming drinks after her sock drawer and her liquor cabinet; however, he was not too big on that name. Since the drink bears a resemblance to the Dwight Street Book Club he made me, I decided to dub this after a book club a little closer to home.
The drink's lime twist paired rather well with the rum's aroma. Next, a dry grape and lime sip led into a rum swallow with nutty sherry flavors. Finally, the swallow ended with cinnamon notes and the lime's tartness. Overall, the drink reminded me a bit of the classic Fog Cutter.

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