Monday, November 5, 2012

dragon's mouth

1 oz Bacardi 8 Year Rum
1 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz Royal Combier Orange Liqueur
1/2 oz Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
beaker & flask portland bar angostura bitters cocktail negroni
The second drink I had at Beaker & Flask in Portland was bartender Daniel's drink called the Dragon's Mouth. He wanted to create something big and bold, and he utilized Angostura Bitters and orange liqueur to substitute for Campari in a Rum Negroni-like cocktail. The Dragon's Mouth offered up grapefruit oil and Angostura Bitters' allspice and clove aromas. A dry grape and orange sip led into a rum and spice swallow that ended with an orange peel finish. Overall, the Dragon's Mouth had a parallel structure to a Negroni, but it was more spice than bitter driven.

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