Tuesday, May 21, 2013

i'm on a boat

1 oz Cognac
1 oz Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Marie Brizard Curaçao
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple fruit leaf, an orange twist, and a cherry, and add a straw.

Two Tuesdays ago, I stopped into Stoddard's before attending the soirée for Count Branca (of Fernet Branca) at Silvertone. I was originally going to get one of the interesting beers off of Stoddard's ever-changing list, but bar manager Jamie Walsh suggested that I try the new menu item, the I'm on a Boat. He explained that it was their riff on the Mai Tai that they named after the Saturday Night Live music video sketch.
snl i'm on a boat mai tai variation stoddards
The orange twist contributed greatly to the drink's aroma. The grapefruit juice played a major part of the sip; moreover, the combination of lime, curaçao, and Angostura Bitters seemed to bolster this perception as it does in the Pegu Club. Finally, the Cognac notes appeared on the swallow along with the orgeat's nuttiness and the rum and bitters' spice.

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