Friday, May 16, 2014

eastern slopes

1 oz Old Overholt Rye
1 oz Macchu Pisco La Diablada
3/4 oz Santa Maria al Monte Amaro
1/4 oz Orgeat
1 dash Reagan's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with ice cubes. Garnish with an orange twist and add straws.
Two Fridays ago, I headed over with a fellow Russell House Tavern bartender to Alden & Harlow for some post-shift drinks. For a cocktail, I asked bartender Ryan Connelly for the Eastern Slopes which Ryan mentioned was bar manager Seth Freidus' drink. I was intrigued for I have had dual spirit drinks with pisco paired with gin, cachaça, Genever and aged brandy, but never with whiskey before. Once mixed, the Eastern Slopes offered a dark and menthol aroma that was brightened by the orange oil. The malty sip was complemented by the orgeat's richness and the amaro's caramel flavors. Next, the swallow began with the rye, fruit notes from the pisco, and a hint of nuttiness from the orgeat and ended with the amaro's menthol and herbal accents.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Tried this Friday evening and it really has a punch. With 2 & 3/4 of 80 proof liquor it almost gets too boozy, even if it is flavorful and you can pick up the different nuances sort of. The rye is the backbone and then the Santa Maria al Monte with the pisco in limbo. The orgeat was home made and it softened the edges nicely.