Tuesday, December 29, 2015

long eclipse

1 oz El Dorado 12 Year Rum
1 oz Zucca Rabarbaro Amaro
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry
1 barspoon Apricot Liqueur

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with an orange twist. Note: these were two half portions strained into sherry glasses.
When I was trying to decide which cocktail to get, I asked bartender James Miranda whether I should get the Flushing-Main St. or the Long Eclipse. He recommended the former, and as a thank you with the bill at the end of the night, he made for us the latter split into two glasses. The Long Eclipse began with orange and grape on the nose. The grape continued on into the sip along with a caramel note from the aged rum, and the swallow offered nuttiness from the sherry with herbal notes from the amaro and vermouth.

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