Friday, April 25, 2014

the black mercy

2 oz Ramazzotti Amaro
1/2 oz Bols Orange Curaçao
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Honey Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I ventured down to Stoddard's where bartender Tony Iamunno was working. Out of the new menu items, I narrowed my selections down to two, and from those choices, Tony recommended the Black Mercy. The recipe was his drink, and he named the recipe after a parasitic alien in the Justice League Unlimited comic that causes its victims to hallucinate. Actually, I figured it was Tony's menu item due to the Ramazzotti, for he has used it in other drinks like the Fight in Silence, besides the drink structure in general seeming like his.
The Black Mercy presented a citrussy nose that shared more orange aromas than lemon. A dark honey and caramel sip was brightened by the lemon juice, and the swallow offered orange peel and lemon notes. Overall, the drink had a cola-like flavor that Andrea found more on the sip and I more on the swallow.

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