Monday, August 24, 2015

easy e

1 1/2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1/2 oz Pimm's #1
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an 'E' shaped lemon twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, Andrea and I ventured into Backbar after getting dinner in Union Square. For a cocktail, I asked bartender James Lamont for their Drink of the Week, the Easy E, for it appeared like an Army & Navy riff. James explained that it was bartender Look There's recipe, and he was inspired by Toby Cecchini's Improved Japanese Cocktail as well as his recent trip to New Orleans. Once in a glass, the Easy E proffered a lemon and nutty aroma. The lemon continued on into the sip where it mingled with the Bourbon's malt notes and hints of berry from the Pimm's. The rest of the Bourbon came through on the swallow along with the orgeat's nuttiness and a dry finish from the bitters.

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