Sunday, December 13, 2015


1 oz Knob Creek Bourbon (Four Roses Yellow)
1 oz Angostura Bitters
3/4 oz Licor 43
1 Whole Egg

Shake once without ice and once with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. I added freshly grated nutmeg as a garnish.
Two Wednesdays ago, I returned to the Northstar Cocktails book and found another reason to utilize my now less dusty bottle of Licor 43 after making the Permanent Holiday a few days before. This one was the Angophile created by Pip Hanson that called for a full ounce of Angostura Bitters in a Flip format. Since Licor 43 brings a lot of vanilla notes to the table, I figured that it would be complement to the Angostura's spice. Once prepared, the Angophile shared a nutmeg aroma from the garnish and allspice from the bitters. Next, a creamy sip gave way to vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, and clove on the swallow. Overall, this was rather well balanced with the whiskey playing more of a backbone to the drink rather than a noticeable flavor element.

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