Wednesday, February 27, 2013

hiding nemo

1 oz Plantation Barbados Rum
1 oz Aperol
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1/4 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1/2 oz Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a submerged Swedish Fish (omitted here).

After the Agave Snake at Backbar, I asked bartender Sam Treadway about some previous Drink of the Day offerings. One that sounded alluring was served on the 7th in anticipation of the blizzard which started on the 8th. Since the storm was named Nemo, they played with the Hiding Nemo movie title and dubbed this drink Hiding Nemo; I also surmise that they schemed the drink's color to match the fish from the movie.
backbar somerville sam treadway
The Hiding Nemo was fruity from the Aperol and other ingredients, a little nutty from the Maraschino, and funky caramel from the aged rum on the nose. The creamy sip offered a vague fruitiness from the pomegranate and Aperol, and finally, the swallow presented the rum, a dry nutty Maraschino note, and a bitter finish.

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