Saturday, July 9, 2016

cooper union

2 oz Redbreast Irish Whiskey (Teeling's Small Batch)
1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Stir with ice, strain into a Double Old Fashioned glass pre-rinsed with Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch, and garnish with lemon oil.

Two Saturdays ago, I was in the mood for a nightcap so I turned to the Death & Co. Cocktail Book. In the Sazerac section was a variation crafted by Phil Ward in 2008 called the Cooper Union that accented the whiskey with floral and smoke notes. The structure seemed to fit my evening's desire, and having a drink named after my father's alma mater did not hurt.
The Cooper Union shared a lemon and peaty nose and led into a malt- and pear-flavored sip. The swallow showcased the Irish whiskey along with floral and smoke notes.

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