Tuesday, August 20, 2013


1 oz Rittenhouse 100 Rye
1 oz Plantation 3 Star White Rum
3/4 oz Lustau Pedro Ximénez Sherry
1 barspoon Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

After experiencing some of the Tiki menu from the Eastern Standard guest bartenders at Citizen, Nick Korn, one of the Citizen bartenders, wanted to showcase a drink he created called the Transatlantic. Nick gathered inspiration for this drink while in London where he not only had many cocktails using mixed spirit bases but ones that utilized Pedro Ximénez sherry as a sweetener. Perhaps the use of American rye whiskey as one of the two base spirits solidifies the name here given the French and Spanish brands here (the Plantation rum is a trio of Caribbean rums but blended and bottled by Pierre Ferrand in France).
The Transatlantic's orange twist added bright accents to the raisiny sherry aroma. A malt, grape, and orange sip led into rye, rum, and a return of the raisin notes on the swallow.

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