Friday, September 7, 2012

young blood

1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin
3/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
3/4 oz Nardini Amaro

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

For my second drink at the Hawthorne, I asked bartender Katie Emmerson if she had been working on any drinks. She replied that she had a companion to Joaquin Simo's Naked and Famous. Her drink was not so much a successor to Joaquin's mezcal drink, but more of a musical one. My notes are a little fuzzy on this, but Katie mentioned the Joaquin's drink about being naked and famous was based off of a song from the 1990's trip-hop group Tricky; the part in Tricky's song "Tricky Kid" in question borrows the chorus from the The Presidents of the United States of America song "Naked And Famous." When Katie mentioned to Jackson Cannon how people think that Simo's drink is named after the more recent group called Naked and Famous, she decided to name a drink after one of their songs from 2010 called "Young Blood."
The Young Blood offered up an orange nose with a darker note from the Nardini Amaro. Similarly, the amaro's rich caramel filled the sip along with the Curaçao's orange flavors. The orange continued on into the swallow where it merged with the minty herbal notes, chocolate, and juniper from the amaro and the gin. As I was drinking this, I kept thinking that if the Young Blood were made with Cognac instead of gin, it had the perfect balance to be a room-temperature Scaffa.

1 comment:

bza said...

Small and silly musical note - Tricky is a person, not a group.

This sounds pretty good, though.