Monday, October 27, 2014

hadley's tears

1 oz Appleton V/X Rum
1 oz Bols Genever
1 tsp Galliano Ristretto
1/2 tsp St. George Absinthe
1/4 oz Cane Syrup (Rhum J.M Sirop de Canne)
1 dash Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters (BT Jerry Thomas Bitters)

Stir with ice and strain into a Double Old Fashioned Glass containing a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist.
Two Fridays ago for the cocktail hour, I was excited about the new arrival to our cocktail book library -- the Death & Co. Cocktail Book. The drink that called out to us to be made first was Hadley Tears created by Death & Co. bartender Jillian Vose in 2013. She named this post-dinner drink after Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Elizabeth Hadley Richardson. Once mixed, it offered an orange and malty aroma. The malt from the Genever continued on into the sip where it mingled with the coffee liqueur's roast and the rum's caramel notes. Finally, the swallow began with an interesting combination of the rum and Genever and ended with a coffee and anise finish. Overall, there were more Genever flavors on the sip and more rum ones on the swallow.

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