Saturday, October 10, 2015

the smartest man alive

3/4 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse 100)
3/4 oz Suze Gentian Liqueur (Salers)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz 2:1 Honey Syrup (3/4 oz 1:1 Honey Syrup)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Wednesdays ago, I turned to Food & Wine: Cocktails 2015 for nightcap ideas. There, I found The Smartest Man Alive which appeared like an earthier Goldrush; it was created by Seattle's Chris Elford who I had the pleasure of meeting at Camp Runamok last month. Once prepared, it offered a floral and earthy gentian aroma. Next, honey balanced by lemon on the sip led into rye and a honey-gentian combination on the swallow.

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