Monday, November 16, 2015

one one thousand

3/4 oz Henry McKenna Bourbon
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Apricot Liqueur
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

Two Wednesdays ago, I ventured into Brick and Mortar and found a seat in front of bartender Patrick Gaggiano. I had spotted a new recipe on the OnTheBar app that seemed promising, and I was quite pleased that it had made the menu. The drink in question was the One One Thousand created by bartender Paul Yem, and the bar's Facebook later explained the name as, "We call this the One One Thousand, 'cause it only takes a second to drink." I was definitely curious about the combination of Cynar and apricot liqueur in this Last Word-like formula, as save for a drink that Andrea had written about, it is a duo not often done. Averna and apricot yes, but Cynar and apricot not so much.
Once delivered into the glass by Pat, the One One Thousand shared bright apricot aromas with an undertone of darker herbal elements. Next, the sip offered caramel, lemon, and a hint of orchard fruit, while the swallow gave forth Bourbon flavors and an orange bitter herbal combination.

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