Tuesday, April 5, 2016

palomino sling

1 1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry
1 oz Cruzan Dark Rum
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a tulip glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with berries, a lime wedge, mint, and a pineapple chunk, and add a straw.

After Yvonne's, I cut through the alley to get to Temple Place to visit Stoddard's. There, I was greeted by bartender Trevor LeBlanc, and for a cocktail, I selected his Palomino Sling from the menu. The combination of rum, lime, orgeat, and cinnamon reminded me of a Cuban Anole, and with most of the base being sherry, this libation could do no wrong.
The Palomino Sling's garnishes contributed greatly to the nose including mint notes and fruity ones especially from the blackberry and pineapple. Next, the sherry's grape mingled with the lime on the sip, and the swallow was nutty from the sherry and orgeat and spiced from the cinnamon syrup and bitters.

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