Sunday, October 23, 2016

the chadburn

2 oz Blended Aged Rum (El Dorado 5 Year)
1/2 oz Tawny Port (Sandeman)
1/2 oz Natural Pear Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
6 drop Bittermens Mole Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

To cap off my Sunday night two weeks ago, I looked for a stirred drink in the Smuggler's Cove Cocktail Book. Martin Cate's The Chadburn was one that I had spotted over the summer, but I had skipped over it since I was favoring more citrus-forward recipes at the time. With the chilly weather, it seemed the perfect season to try his tribute to the Chadburn Telegraph which was used on ships and submarines to communicate with the engine room.
The Chadburn's port wine played a significant role in this cocktail starting in the aroma realm where the grape notes were joined by hints of aged rum. The grape continued on into the sip where it mingled with the rum's caramel and hints of the pear liqueur. And finally, the rum combined with the grape on the swallow along with a chocolate and pear finish.

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