Wednesday, October 30, 2013

noah calhoun

1 oz Bookers Bourbon
1 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac
1 oz Amaro Montenegro
1 dash Bitter Cube Vanilla Cherry Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.

For my second drink at the Citizen Public House, bartender John Mayer suggested a drink that ended up in the recipe notebook at Local 149. The Noah Calhoun was a collaboration of his with Spencer at 149 for a drink about a break up. Alas, it never made the menu for fear that it would be sent back too often since people would be lured in by the name, a character from The Notebook, instead of the ingredients and balance. And the balance itself reminded me of the classic Saratoga, the one that often gets referred to as the possible predecessor of the Vieux Carré and not the citrussy one.
The Noah Calhoun proffered an orange and vanilla nose. A caramel sip led into a Cognac and Bourbon swallow; the whiskey's heat continued into the finish where it mingled with herbal, cherry, and Mandarine orange notes.

No comments: