Saturday, April 23, 2016

'round midnight

2 oz Jameson (Teeling Small Batch)
1/2 oz Strega
1/4 oz Maraschino (Luxardo)
1 barspoon Raspberry Syrup (Royal Rose)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After my bar shift a few Tuesdays ago, I decided upon a drink recipe in Rogue Cocktails that never made it into the less lawsuit-prone Beta Cocktails called the 'Round Midnight. The cocktail was crafted by Chris Hannah of Arnaud's French 75 in New Orleans and featured his love for Strega that also appeared in his Rebennack and Accoutrement cocktails. Once prepared, the 'Round Midnight offered whiskey and star anise to the nose. The whiskey continued as a soft malt element that was joined by cherry or berry flavors on the sip. Finally, the whiskey carried on into the swallow where it mingled with nutty, star anise, and herbal notes and a raspberry finish.

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