Wednesday, October 16, 2013

a postcard to nina

1 oz Meletti Amaro
1/2 oz Cinzano Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda water and add a straw.

For a followup to the Bonnie & Clyde, bartender Matt Schrage suggested a drink called A Postcard to Nina. Part of the reason I wondered about the Bonnie & Clyde gunman versus song name question was due to the sound track that evening which was Jens Lekman. Matt named this complex recipe after one of Lekman's songs, A Postcard to Nina. Overall, the ingredients list sounded like a page from Shrage's Blue Room days last year.
A Postcard to Nina began with a fruity nose. A carbonated Aperol and lime sip tricked me into thinking that there was grapefruit in the recipe. Next, the pineapple began the swallow that ended with a bitter, herbal Meletti-driven finish. Indeed, the pineapple juice seemed to be the crucial ingredient to tie (the fruity and bitter elements in) this drink together.

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