Friday, June 21, 2013

visionary cocktail

1 1/2 oz Vodka (Bak's Bison Grass)
1/3 oz Fernet Branca
1/3 oz Cinnamon Syrup (BG Reynolds)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with several drops of chocolate bitters (housemade).

Two Saturday nights ago, I began looking for a drink recipe in Tom Sandham's World's Best Cocktails. In the vodka section that I had previously glossed over, I spotted the Visionary Cocktail created by Roman Milostivy. Roman works at Chainaya Tea & Cocktails which is a speakeasy-like establishment in Moscow located under a Chinese restaurant in a space that used to be a tea house. After discovering the delicious spice notes in bison grass vodka when I made the Club Land, I figured that these apple pie-like spice accents would work well with the cinnamon syrup here.
The Visionary Cocktail greeted the nose with a chocolate-anise spice aroma from the housemade chocolate bitters. Next, a creamy, smooth lime sip led into a cinnamon-minty swallow that was tinged with more lime notes. Finally, the Visionary Cocktail ended with a clove-like finish.

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