Thursday, April 25, 2013

electrical storm julep

2 oz Bols Genever
3/4 oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Crème de Cacao

Muddle the leaves from a mint sprig at the bottom of a Julep cup. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Garnish with mint sprigs and a float of 1/4 oz Gantous & Abou Raad Arak. A straw was later added upon request.

For my next drink at No. 9 Park, I asked bartender Tyler Wang for the Electrical Storm Julep. The Julep was another creation of bar manager Ted Kilpatrick, and similarly, I was not surprised that he had crafted it since Ted has made some quirky yet elegant Juleps before such as the Julep en Fuego. I am not sure whether the name is a reference to the cloudy louching effect from the arak or whether Ted suggests drinking these during summer thunder storms.
electrical storm julep ted kilpatrick no. 9 park
The Electrical Storm Julep proffered a mint and anise bouquet. A malty sip shared a slightly citrussy note, and the swallow showcased the funky Jamaican rum, herbal notes from the mint and Genever, and cacao flavors from the liqueur.

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