Friday, November 23, 2012

act of union

1 1/2 oz Virginia Highland Malt Whisky
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Lemon
1/4 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

At the Citizen Public House, Andrea started by asking for the Act of Union from bartender Sean Frederick. The drink features a whisky produced by the Virginia Distillery Company; the VDC purchased a Highland malt whisky from Scotland and finished it in port-style wine casks from a local Virginia winery. The cocktail is most likely named after the Act of Union of 1707 which joined England and Scotland into Great Britain.
act of union vdc virgina highland malt whisky citizen public house boston sean frederick
The Act of Union's grapefruit twist provided much of the drink's initial aroma. A lemon and malt sip later gained Aperol flavors as the drink warmed up. Finally, the smoky almond swallow showcased how surprisingly well Scotch and orgeat pair together.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

Scotch and orgeat you say? I must remember that...