Wednesday, April 29, 2015

zucca hour

1 1/2 oz Dewar's Scotch
3/4 oz Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz Lime Syrup (*)
1/4 oz Branca Menta
3 drop Salt Water Tincture
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a mint leaf and a few drops of Peychaud's Bitters.
(*) A 1:1 lime juice:sugar syrup will work here. Or perhaps just pure lime juice.
Part way through drinking my Derby Scaffa at Backbar, the crowd at the bar began to thin and I was able to find a seat in front of guest bartender Will Isaza from Fairsted Kitchen. For a second libation, I asked Will for the Zucca Hour off of the Modern Section of Backbar's menu. The Zucca Hour began with mint, anise, and smoke aromas. On the palate, a creamy sip offered grapefruit and orange flavors and led into a Scotch and herbal-minty swallow.

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