Monday, February 8, 2016

vielle daiquiri

2 oz Clement Canne Bleue Rhum Agricole
3/8 oz Clement Creole Shrubb Orange Liqueur
3/8 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Note that three non-juice ingredients were batched and briefly aged in a small barrel (24 hours).
Two Wednesdays ago, I headed to Park Street Station for a bar crawl with one drink procured from three esteemed Downtown Crossing establishments. I started slightly up the hill at No. 9 Park where I asked bartender Ryan Lotz for the Vielle Daiquiri from the menu. I regret not asking why the drink was called that; a vielle is a medieval stringed instrument, but perhaps it is reference to the Cognac descriptor "vieille" meaning old especially since some of the ingredients spent time in a small barrel.  Regardless, with all of the darker spice notes, it seemed perfect for the colder months akin to the Winter Daiquiri. In the glass, the Vielle Daiquiri shared nutmeg, lime, and grassy aromas. Next, orange and lime on the sip led into grassy and allspice flavors on the swallow.

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