Wednesday, January 6, 2016

4 devils

1 1/2 oz Bulleit Rye
1 oz Lustau Oloroso Sherry
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Fernet Branca

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Wednesdays ago, I made a field trip to the South End to stop into Wink & Nod. For a drink, I asked bartender Jace Sheehan for the 4 Devils off of the "Featured Releases" movie-themed section of their menu. The 4 Devils was a 1929 black and white movie subtitled "A swinging circus trapeze becomes the pendulum of passion." Besides the circus theme, I was drawn towards the drink for it reminded me of an Oldfield with sherry.
The 4 Devils began with a nutty aroma with a hint of menthol and other herbal notes. Next, the dry grape sip offered a bit of body, and the swallow shared rye spice, nutty, and menthol herbal flavors.

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