Monday, March 4, 2013

sideways in reverse

3/4 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

After the Rose Dragon, I decided to make a drink that I had spotted in the SeriousEats article about Philadelphia's Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.'s new drink menu. While it was mainly a photo album, the Sideways in Reverse slide mentioned that it was equal parts of Laird's Bonded, Campari, St. Germain, and lime. The slide also described how the recipe was crafted by Colin Shearn shortly before he moved off to Louisville to run the Franklin's sister establishment, St. Charles Exchange. Considering the good luck I have had with Colin's recipes, I was definitely excited about trying the drink. With many of Colin's drink names being musical references, I surmise that the drink is named after a Mark Lanegan song.
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The Sideways in Reverse began with a fruity nose that contained an apple aroma spiked with some Campari notes. Lime and St. Germain's fruity flavor filled the sip, and the swallow began with apple followed by the Campari tempered by St. Germain floral notes. Finally, the drink shared a pear-like finish. Overall, I was impressed at how well the apple brandy paired with the St. Germain; moreover, I was quite surprised how few recipes on the blog use that combination, but one of them, the Boutonnière, is still a major seller at Rendezvous in Cambridge. In addition, the pairing of Campari and St. Germain is one that has worked well before in the Cell #34 that Ben Sandrof made for me and the St-Argent served at the Franklin Southie.


Mark said...

I just mixed myself one of these - it is quite good! And just before I had a Boutonniere!

overproof said...

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you liked it! To me, it's a like a Greyhound but, you know, without the vodka or grapefruit juice. Mixology! :)