Tuesday, November 5, 2013

old man winter

1 oz Old Fitzgerald Bourbon
1 oz Old Monk Rum
1/2 oz Pedro Ximénez Sherry
1/2 oz S. Maria al Monte Amaro (*)
1 dash Mole Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
(*) Originally was Averna which they no longer carry.

For a final drink at Belly Wine Bar, bartender Ryan Connelly offered up a drink he created last year called the Old Man Winter. In contrast to the two lighter styled drinks, this was a change up that would make for a great nightcap. With whiskey, Old Monk Rum, wine, herbal liqueur, and bitters, the Old Man Winter reminded me a little of Drink's 1919 Cocktail so I was quite excited to try it.
The Old Man Winter gave forth a dark caramel and grape aroma. The caramel notes from the amaro and aged rum continued on into the sip where it mingled with the Bourbon's malt. The sherry mostly appeared on the swallow as a raisiny flavor that paired well with the whiskey and rum, and the Old Man Winter finished with a fresh menthol-herbal finish.

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