Sunday, August 21, 2016

rumble bee

1 oz El Dorado 12 Year Rum
1 oz Old Monk Rum
1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry
2 dash Fee's Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a Double Old Fashioned glass. Fill with ice and garnish with a lemon oil from a twist.

At the Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden II, Andrea started with a more straight spirits drink called the Rumble Bee. Bartender Vannaluck Hongthong described how this recipe was Nika Orlovsky's first menu contribution; she originally had Benedictine and the PX sherry, but it was too sweet, so she switched to two sherries and utilized amontillado's drying qualities. Overall, it reminded me of a split rum and split sherry Arawak from 1940s era Trader Vic books.
The Rumble Bee's lemon oil brightened up the dark aroma from the rums and sherries. Next, the rums' caramel and the sherries' grape filled the sip, and the swallow was rather cola-like with rum, raisin, and nutty flavors with a cinnamon-driven spiced finish.

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