Thursday, April 3, 2014

battle over dutch

1 oz Lustau East India Sherry
1 oz Kronan Swedish Punsch
1/2 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Twist a lemon peel over over the top.
Two Sundays ago, Andrea was in the mood to go to Myers & Chang for dinner. Afterwards, we ventured the several blocks walk to visit Merrill & Co. for a nightcap where we were greeted by bartender Byron Lepine. For a start, Andrea requested the Battle Over Dutch which was one that I was eying for the pairing of Swedish Punsch and sherry has worked well together in drinks like the Capetown and Tarpon. Once mixed, it offered a lemon oil aroma over the Swedish Punsch's tea and spice notes. A sweet grape and lemon sip gave way to a swallow filled with the punsch's funk, a light nuttiness from the sherry, and a chocolate finish. The Battle Over Dutch gained a touch of sweetness when it warmed up though, but overall, the ingredients made for a great combination.

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