Wednesday, March 12, 2014

maroon beret

1 1/2 oz Diabolique Bourbon
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Avèze Gentian Liqueur
1/4 oz Angostura Bitters

Shake with a sprig of rosemary (here, used thyme) and ice, and strain into a cocktail coupe.
One of the cocktails that Andrea requested from Sahil Mehta at Estragon was the Maroon Beret from his recipe notebook. I neglected to ask Sahil whether the name Maroon Beret was a riff on the Prince song "Raspberry Beret" or a tribute to some military fighting force or other. The combination of gentian liqueur and Green Chartreuse did remind me though of the Trapped Under Ice that was on the menu at Russell House Tavern when I started bartending there last year. Once mixed, the Maroon Beret offered a gentian and herbal aroma that led into a dry, malty sip. Next, the swallow began with Green Chartreuse notes and ended with a complex chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, and spice finish.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

The kind you find in a second hand store?