Wednesday, August 26, 2015

lonely, dreaming of the west coast

1/2 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum
1/2 oz Bols Genever
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz Coco Lopez Coconut Cream
1/2+ oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2+ oz Lemon Juice
1/2+ oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Top with crushed ice and add straws.

Two Wednesdays ago, Andrea and I made the adventure up to Beverly to eat dinner at the Barrel House. One of the attractions was that Patrick Andrew of Bar Tek-Nique in Bedford, New Hampshire, was guest bartending. For a first drink, I asked bartender Sarah Walman for the Lonely, Dreaming of the West Coast from the night's cocktail menu. She commented that the list of ingredients confused her, but it turned out to be her favorite from that list; she soon passed that request on to Patrick who was mixing at the other end of the bar. A few minutes later, Patrick showed up with the libation and explained how it was a Piña Colada crossed with a Jungle Bird; perhaps there was a Negroni that he did not mention lurking in the shadows as well akin to the Amaro di Cocco. As for the name, he explained that it was a line from an Everclear song called Santa Monica.
The Lonely and Dreaming began with a vaguely fruity and herbal aroma from the Campari and Bols Genever. On the palate, a creamy citrus sip transitioned into a rounded out Campari flavor with a cinnamon finish.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

Big black boots and an old suitcase?