Monday, July 8, 2013

backyard bitter

1 1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Gran Classico Bitter
1/2 oz Lustau Dry Oloroso Sherry
2 dash Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist a grapefruit peel over the top.
Two Wednesdays ago, we had dinner at Tasty Burger in Fenway and then headed across the street to the Citizen Public House. There, Andrea asked for the Backyard Bitter from bartender Sean Frederick. Once mixed, the cocktail offered grapefruit and nutty sherry aromas. The sherry continued into the sip as a grape flavor, and the swallow began with the Cognac followed by the sherry's nuttiness and the Gran Classico's herbalness. Finally, the drink finished on a chocolatey note along with the Decanter Bitters' spice.

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