Friday, April 26, 2013

dutch revival

1 1/2 oz Bols Genever
1/2 oz Kümmel
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I ventured down to Estragon for dinner. For a first drink, bartender Sahil Mehta recommended the Dutch Revival, a drink he recently created for a guest who wanted something spicy and slightly tart. Since Sahil has shown his prowess with kümmel before in drinks like the Diaspora and Butchertown, I was definitely game to try this one.
sahil mehta estragon genever cocktail
Once mixed, I was quite impressed at how well the Genever's malt complemented the kümmel's spice on the nose. A malty lime sip led into the rest of the Genever and kümmel flavors on the swallow similar to how they paired in the aroma. The falernum was a bit subtle here, but the drink did finish with a light clove note that built up over successive sips.

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