Monday, April 21, 2014

el profesor

1 oz Pisco (Encanto)
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Benedictine
2 dash Fee's Aromatic Bitters (Fee's Whiskey Barrel Bitters)

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Sundays ago, I opened up my copy of the 75th anniversary edition of the Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide and spotted the El Profesor. This pisco drink was crafted by Enrique Sanchez, a Peruvian-born bartender working in San Francisco. The recipe appeared much like a pisco Fort Point, so it seemed like a winner. Once prepared, it offered a lemon oil aroma over herbal grape undertones. The grape notes continued on into the sip, and the swallow began with floral and earthy pisco flavors and ended with a herbal, bitter, and cinnamon finish. Over time, the El Profesor gained chocolate notes from the Benedictine on the swallow as the drink approached room temperature.

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