Friday, November 2, 2012

hendee cocktail

1.5 oz Punt e Mes
0.8 oz Applejack
0.425 oz Willet 4 Year Rye
1 barspoon Maple Syrup

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. The volumes seem odd, but it is a rough breakdown of a  pre-batched drink.

After Laurelhurst Market, we took Eric Nelson's recommendation to walk over to Woodsman Tavern to sit at Evan Zimmerman's bar. We had to wait for a bit since the tavern was full of diners, but eventually a pair of seats opened up at the bar right in front of Evan. The drink I started with was an aperitif-like number called the Hendee Cocktail. Evan explained how the drink was dubbed after the initial name of the Indian Motorcycle Company after co-founder George Hendee.
Like the No. 9 Park motorcycle drink, the Moto Guzzi, the Hendee offered up a whiskey and Punt e Mes aroma. The sip showcased the rye's malt, the maple, and the grape with perhaps some of the fruit notes of the applejack. Next, the swallow began with Punt e Mes' bitter flavors and ended with the maple's sweetness.

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