Thursday, August 30, 2012

[the son of chico dusty]

2 oz Old Overholt Rye
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Grenadine
3/4 oz Angostura Bitters
2 dash Chalula Hot Sauce

Build in a water goblet, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix. Garnish with a wide lime twist and add a straw.

After the Juan's Flying Burito, Ted asked if I wanted to try the rye whiskey version of the drink he was competing with at the Appleton Remixology competition the next day. His rum version was called Organized Noize after the hiphop production company who produced the song he was performing to, namely TLC's "Waterfalls." While the rye version lacked a name, I dubbed this the Son of Chico Dusty after OutKast-member Big Boi's solo debut album entitled "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" on which Organized Noize also worked. Perhaps just Chico Dusty or the Left Foot would work just as well for a name.
The drink's lime twist joined the fruity notes of the grenadine on the nose. The rye's malt mingled with the citrus and pomegranate flavors on the sip, and the swallow brought the rye's barrel notes which paired with the lime's tartness, the Angostura's spice, and the Chalula's pepper heat. The rye accentuated the spicier and tarter aspects of the drink more so than the smooth Appleton Rum did the next day.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

I love Chalula! I must make this drink.