Thursday, February 21, 2013

irish rover

1 1/2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
5 drop Liquid Smoke
2 dash Fee's Black Walnut Bitters

Build in a Highball glass. Top with ~10 oz Berkshire Brewing Company Coffee Porter.
trina's starlite lounge cocktail
A few Wednesdays ago, we paid a visit to Trina's Starlite Lounge for dinner. For a drink, I asked bartender Patrick Gaggiano for the Irish Rover, a new beer cocktail on their list. The name is most like a reference to an Irish folk song about a great sailing ship that meets its doom, and the song has been covered by the likes of the Dropkick Murphys and the Pogues. In cocktail form, the beer's roasted malt notes filled the aroma and continued on into the sip along with the carbonation. Next, the swallow began with the Irish whiskey, coffee, and walnut flavors and ended with a smoke finish. In a way, it was the tall version of the Breakfast I had two nights before.


Anonymous said...

IIRC, they later used BBC Coffeehouse Porter and Walnut Bitters again to great effect in the "Ray Donovan". What a great combo. BBC Coffeehouse is amazing for sweet beer cocktails.

frederic said...

My wife had that a few months ago and had a taste. Quite good!