Monday, September 19, 2016

mckittrick old-fashioned

2 oz Bourbon (Old Granddad Bonded)
1/2 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Lustau)
2 dash Molé Bitters (Bittermens)

Build in a Double Old Fashioned glass, add a large ice cube, and stir to chill. Garnish with a brandied cherry (Luxardo Maraschino cherry).
Two Mondays ago, I was in the mood for a nightcap, so I reached for Robert Simonson's The Old Fashioned Book for a stiff drink recipe. There, I selected Theo Lieberman's McKittrick Old Fashioned that he crafted at Milk & Honey in Manhattan circa 2011. The name was inspired by the Punch Drunk's Sleep No More New York City production which was set in the fictional McKittrick Hotel. Moreover, the structure of spirit, bitters, and sweet fortified wine instead of syrup reminded me of Ryan McGrale's Madeira Old Fashioned. Once built, the McKittrick Old-Fashioned shared an aroma of raisins and Bourbon. Next, a rich grape and malt sip led into a whiskey and chocolate-covered raisins swallow.

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