Thursday, August 14, 2014

smoke n' bols

1 1/2 oz Bols Genever
4 dash Ardbeg 10 Year Scotch
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Maple Syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Two Tuesdays ago, I ventured into Kirkland Tap & Trotter on my way home from work. There, I found a seat in front of bartender Kenny Belanger. The first drink I selected from the menu, Smoke n' Bols, was one that Kenny had the name for but lacked a recipe. When he mentioned it to bar manager Jared Sadoian, this Genever and Scotch libation was the result.
The Smoke n' Bols began with a lemon oil aroma that led into a malt and lemon sip. The maple smoothed over the Genever flavors on the swallow, and the Scotch's smoke appeared on the finish.

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