Monday, November 4, 2013

upturn flip

1 1/2 oz Punt e Mes
3/4 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1/4 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1 Whole Egg

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with freshly grated orange zest.
For Andrea's first drink at Belly Wine Bar, she asked bartender Ryan Connelly for the Upturn Flip. The recipe was Ryan's creation and the name reflects the inverse proportions to this aromatized wine-driven libation. Once mixed, the microplaned orange zest donated a bright citrus aroma over the rum notes; even at a quarter of an ounce, Smith & Cross is still a beast. The caramel and grape creaminess of the sip transitioned to rum funk that blended into orange and herbal notes on the swallow. Finally, I would like to thank Andrea for her patience as I continually returned to her drink "to take better notes." Yes, it was that good.

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