Monday, August 17, 2015

hop riot

1 oz Oxley Gin
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with 2-3 spritz of hop tincture. Perhaps Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters could sub here in a pinch.

After the Loyal Nine The Walrus and The Carpenter event, I had the latter part of the night off so I ventured over to Eastern Standard with Andrea. For a first drink, I asked bartender Tom Mahne for the Hop Riot. The ingredients save for the hops seemed like a gin and lemon for mezcal and lime variation on the Naked and Famous, and Tom described how bartender Felicia Grossi created this drink using Citra and Sorachi Ace hops as an accent.
The Hop Riot began with an herbal almost celery aroma that I attribute to the Sorachi Ace hops. Next, honey, rhubarb, and lemon on the sip gave way to juniper and bitter orange on the swallow.

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