Wednesday, September 5, 2012

cormac mccarthy

1 oz High West Silver Whiskey
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Cynar
1 dash Bitter Truth Mole Bitters

Stir in a tin and add 5 oz Pretty Things Saint Botolph's Town brown ale. Pour into a snifter glass.

For my second drink at Local 149, bartender John Mayer recommended an off-list suggestion of the Cormac McCarthy which was another of his beer cocktails. Cormac is a Western and Gothic Southern writer who penned No Country for Old Men and The Road; John was rather taken by the striking prose and brutal and violent story line of Blood Meridean and thus created this liquidy homage.
The yeasty dark beer cast an aroma that played well with the Cynar notes. The carbonated, caramel sip was followed by the whiskey and Punt e Mes flavors on the beginning of the swallow. Next, the swallow ended with Cynar and chocolate notes from the beer and mole bitters.
Black'd Out Shade
• 1/2 oz Campari
• 1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
• 1/2 oz Punt e Mes
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Top with 4 oz Sixpoint's Righteous Rye beer.
The beer cocktail that Andrea had was created by bartender Jason Goodwin as a variation on Eastern Standard's Prospect Park.The rye beer did fill in surprisingly well for the whiskey, but the Campari instead of Aperol shifted the drink a little bit more to the bitter side than the softer original.

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