Saturday, June 14, 2014

whispering pines

1 oz Macchu Pisco
1 oz Cocchi Americano
3/4 oz Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur
1/4 oz Lemon Juice

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Top with 1 oz Monte Delle Vigne sparkling wine and garnish with 5 drops Bittermens Grapefruit Bitters.

For Andrea's second drink at Fairsted Kitchen, she asked bartender Alex Homans for the Whispering Pines. Alex described how this was his recipe, and it started from a conversation that he had with a guest at Backbar. That guest tried to describe a drink that they had in Atlanta but they lacked a recipe. Alex took the grapefruit juice and ginger ale elements from that description and transformed them into grapefruit bitters and sparkling wine. He later dubbed the libation the Whispering Pines after the 1970 song from The Band.
The Whispering Pines greeted the nose with a wine and fruity pisco aroma. The lemon coupled with the crisp sparkling wine and citrussy Cocchi Americano flavors on the sip, and the pisco, pine, and wine notes rounded out the swallow.

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