Friday, August 24, 2012

the day 3ish

2 oz Frapin VS Cognac
1/2 oz Gran Classico
1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Tuesday last week, I paid a visit to bartender Todd Maul at Clio. One of the drinks I picked off the menu was entitled Day 3ish, and with a name like that, I needed to inquire about its origins. When Todd was working at Rialto, he was in the midst of a 14 day rally during restaurant week; one night, a patron asked how he was feeling, and he simply replied "day 3ish."
The Day 3ish's aroma offered the Cognac with hints of the Gran Classico; later, the bouquet came off a bit floral. Next, the sip showcased the lemon juice and the fruit note from the brandy, and the brandy continued on into the swallow where it was followed by a softened Gran Classico flavor with a tart lemon finish.

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