Wednesday, June 17, 2015

riviera di ponente

1 1/2 oz Plantation Barbados 5 Year Rum
1/2 oz Lemonhart 151 Rum
1/2 oz Amaro Ramazzotti
1/2 oz St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice
6 drop Absinthe
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a tulip glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a paper umbrella, cherry, lime wheel, and mint sprigs, and add a straw.
I continued on with the Italian Tiki theme at No. 9 Park with the Riviera di Ponente. Bar manager Ryan Lotz explained that this was the first drink that he had on the menu and that previous bar manager Ted Kilpatrick had named it. Once prepared, the drink's garnishes contributed lime and mint notes. The lime continued on into the sip where it mingled with the caramel notes from the two rums and the amaro. Most of the rum notes came out in the swallow though along with cinnamon, floral, and spice flavors. Over time as the ice melted, the cinnamon notes decreased and the elderflower ones took a bit more dominance in the balance.

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