Thursday, June 27, 2013

mellow yellow

1 1/2 oz Weller Bourbon
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz Becherovka Liqueur
1/4 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.

Two Tuesdays ago, we wandered over to the bar at Craigie on Main after getting dinner at Veggie Galaxy. There, bartenders Jared Sadoian and Rob Ficks were tending the bar. For a cocktail, I asked Rob for the Mellow Yellow which turned out to be his own creation; Rob described the recipe as a spiced Green Point.
The Mellow Yellow greeted the nose with a perfumey orange-apricot aroma. The malty sip shared hints of honeyed fruit, and the swallow provided the rest of the whiskey flavors along with clove, cinnamon, and herbal notes. Moreover, as the drink warmed up, the apricot took a larger role in the flavor profile.

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