Thursday, July 19, 2012

vlad the impaler

3/4 oz J.M. Rhum Agricole Blanc
3/4 oz Galliano L'Autentico Liqueur
3/4 oz Velvet Falernum
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

While looking online at the other Galliano entries, I spotted a curious one from Colin Shearn of the Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. Like Sahil's Emerald Toucan, Colin's drink called Vlad the Impaler seemed similar to the classic Yellow Bird. In place of the Yellow Bird's triple sec was falernum, and Colin opted for a strong, funky, and grassy rhum agricole for the spirit.
Vlad the Impaler offered up an herbal aroma with anise notes standing out the most. The lime sip led into the rum's grassy flavor, the Galliano's vanilla and star anise, and the falernum's clove on the swallow. Compared to the Emerald Toucan, it was a bit more identifiable as a Galliano drink and was just as well balanced as Sahil's.

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