Thursday, March 21, 2013

the noble order

1 1/2 oz Famous Grouse Blended Scotch
3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
1/4 oz Marie Brizard Apricot Liqueur

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

For a second drink at the Hawthorne, I turned to the new Scotch section on the menu and asked bartender Daniel Lynch for the Noble Order. The Noble Order was created by Katie Emmerson, and Dan commented that he enjoyed how the apricot liqueur in the drink brought out the stone fruit notes in the Scotch.
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The grapefruit twist contributed greatly to the nose and led into the delicate sip containing light malt and grape flavors. The swallow then began with the Scotch and ended with the apricot-amaro pairing that came across as a dark candied orange-like taste. Indeed, the whiskey, apricot, and amaro combination reminded me of Misty Kalkofen's Cocktail Miranda at Green Street, but the Noble Order was a touch more on the lighter side of the spectrum.

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