Friday, October 4, 2013

it's arrack!

1 oz Batavia Arrack
1 oz Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with 2 oz ginger beer and garnish with a dash of Angostura Bitters.

For my next drink at Backbar, I asked bartender Sam Treadway for something that they made during their Star Wars week event called "It's Arrack!" (I believe they were calling the bar Admiral Backbar that week). Sam came up with the pun on Admiral Ackbar's "It's a trap!" saying and asked bartender Kyle Powell to come up with the drink based off of the name. Overall, the general feel reminded me a little of the Restauranteur.
The libation's nose contained ginger, herbal, and allspice notes. A sweet, carbonated lemon and grape sip gave way to a Batavia Arrack funky swallow and a nutty, gingery finish.

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