Monday, December 28, 2015

harris shrub

3/4 oz Four Roses Bourbon
3/4 oz Cardamaro
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Pineapple Shrub

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass. Fill with ice, garnish with a pineapple fruit leaf, and add a straw.
Two Wednesdays ago, Andrea and I met up to get cocktails and some food at the recently opened Tiger Mama near Fenway. For a first drink, Andrea asked bartender James Miranda for the Harris Shrub. Since bar manager Charles Coykendall was last at Sichuan Garden's Baldwin Bar, perhaps this drink is a riff on their Classic Harris which is Bourbon, Aperol, Cardamaro, and lemon juice. When I had a taste, the nose presented pineapple and vinegar aromas. Next, the sip was full of lemon notes with hints of pineapple, and the swallow offered the rest of the pineapple flavors plus a bitter grape one from the Cardamaro teaming up with the Aperol.

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