Tuesday, November 20, 2012

a bolsy move

1 1/2 oz Bols Genever
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Bitters (*)

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
(*) Originally, the recipe was crafted with wormwood bitters. To make it more accessible, the recipe was changed to a dash each Angostura and peach.

After the Fernet Branca Barback Games at the Royale, I returned to the Downtown Crossing area and stopped into J.M. Curley. Obviously it was a popular post-games destination since I recognized a handful of people from the event were there catching a nightcap. And there were a few others I did not recognize but knew from where they got their fresh new Fernet hats or shirts. For a drink, I asked bartender Tracy Latimer for A Bolsy Move.
The cocktail offered up a malty aroma with a hint of fruit. The lemon joined the richness of the cherry brandy on the sip, and the swallow showcased the rest of the Cherry Heering flavor along with botanical notes from the Bols Genever and Yellow Chartreuse.


Anonymous said...

Nice drink...and your description was spot on. Good to get the genever back in action...

Feel like there may be one more addition (different bitters, another liqueur) that could also work here...room to experiment..

frederic said...

Which bitters did you use?

As for different liqueurs, the Cherry Heering seemed to be the driving force here, and I could see the Yelow Chartreuse's identity mattering less such that another herbal liqueur could easily substitute.