Sunday, August 28, 2016

spice market

2 oz Masumi Arabashiri Sake (Oyaji Gokuraku)
1 oz Beefeater 24 Gin
1 bsp Velvet Falernum (1/4 oz)

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a spritz of clove essence (omit).
Two Sunday nights ago, I made the other drink that I had spotted in the PDT Cocktail Book besides the Applejack Rabbit, namely Nate Dumas' 2009 Spice Market. This "ode to the East" combined the tea notes in Beefeater 24 with sake for a Inverse Martini of sorts. Once prepared, the Spice Market greeted the nose with rice wine since I omitted the clove tincture garnish. Next, a clean and grassy sip transitioned into gin, tea, citrus, sake, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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