Thursday, July 23, 2015

beyond the infinite

1 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quinquina
1/2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice; both of these were not full length intentionally. Strain into a Fizz glass topped with 1/2 oz soda water. Garnish with a spritz of Angostura Bitters.
For a second drink at the Cure, I opted for the Beyond the Infinite by bartender Turk Dietrich that was described as "A light herbal riff on a classic Whiskey Fizz." Perhaps I was drawn in by the fact that Turk had created this one or perhaps by the name which was reminiscent of others such as their Drink of Laughter and Forgetting. Interesting, the largest spirituous component was Bonal with whiskey only playing a supporting backbone role here. On the nose, the Angostura Bitters garnish contributed clove and cinnamon notes. While the sip was creamy lemon and orange with a hint of fizz, the swallow presented grape with a hint of whiskey along with a bitter and citrus finish.

1 comment:

Muse of Doom said...

If you ever get a chance to ask Mr. Dietrich, see if he's a Juno Reactor fan. Beyond the Infinite is the name of my favorite album (from whence I also nabbed a track name for my Rotorblade