Tuesday, June 3, 2014

calico jack

1 oz Old Monk Rum
1 oz Becherovka
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/4 oz Punt e Mes

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist and add straws.
For a second drink at The Independent, I requested the Calico Jack from bartender Casey Keenan. Casey described how bar manager Lauren adapted a recipe from Beta Cocktails that was whiskey based; in a quick perusal of the book, I was unable to spot what exactly the inspiration was though. Regardless, he encouraged my request by noting that it was an intriguing rum Manhattan of sorts. Once mixed, the orange twist contributed to the Calico Jack's nose. Dark notes on the sip led into rum, cherry, spice, and vanilla on the swallow.

1 comment:

Thea said...

One of my favorite drinks! This was developed from "The Fall of Man" cocktail by former bar manager, Isaac and current bar manager, Thea.