Wednesday, July 10, 2013

me & my grandfather

3/4 oz Pisco
3/4 oz Cognac
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I traveled over to Brookline to have dinner at Pomodoro. For a first drink, bartender Steven Shellenberger suggested a simple split spirits Sour he called Me & My Grandfather. The name reflects the use of aged and unaged spirits, namely Cognac and pisco; moreover, he commented that the structure also works well with heavily aged and unaged rums.
The Me & My Grandfather began with a bright lemon and pisco nose. A sweet lemon sip gave way to a swallow that contrasted funky pisco and rounded, aged brandy flavors.

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