Friday, January 4, 2013

[blue point]

1 1/2 oz Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon
1/2 oz El Maestro Oloroso Sherry
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 dash Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist a grapefruit peel over the top.

For my second drink at the Blue Room, bartender Matthew Schrage suggested a Bourbon drink that sounded much like a Green Point with oloroso sherry in it. For a temporary name, I have dubbed it the Blue Point as a combination of the Blue Room and Green Point. Although there is no Blue Point in Manhattan or any of the other boroughs, there is a Blue Point in New York on the south side of Long Island.
blue room kendall square cambridge
The cocktail began with grapefruit oil over a grape and herbal aroma that gave way to a dry malt and grape sip. The swallow then offered the Bourbon flavors, Punt e Mes bitter notes, and the sherry's nuttiness which coupled well with the bitters' clove and the Yellow Chartreuse's herbal notes.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

"Blue Point" puts me in mind of a Siamese cat...