Wednesday, May 28, 2014

jim rose

2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 barspoon Fernet Branca

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Two Sundays ago, Andrea wanted to go to Myers & Chang in the South End. Afterwards, we decided to catch a night cap at Merrill & Co. For my drink, I asked bartender Bryn Tattan for the Jim Rose. I have to assume that the name is a riff on the classic Jack Rose cocktail and something from the Jim Beam product line. In addition, the most famous Jim Rose is a the ringleader for a circus sideshow that I saw at the Lollapalooza festival in 1992. Instead of the Peychaud's Bitters that appear in various Boston bars' Jack Rose cocktails (via the Jack Rose Society's conclusions back in 2005), the Jim Rose calls for a healthy dash of Fernet Branca.
The cherry garnish's aroma joined that of the lime and a hint of Fernet. A malt, lime, and pomegranate sip led into a Bourbon swallow with a fruit-tinged Fernet Branca's menthol finish.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

I like the choice of cocktail pick. It looks like something a "blockhead" might hammer into (up?) his nose. :D