Tuesday, November 8, 2016

king bee

1 1/2 oz Barsol Quebranta Pisco (Encanto)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Baranjager

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Float 1/2 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry (Lustau Oloroso).
Two Tuesdays ago, I reached for the PDT Cocktail Book and uncovered the King Bee by Nate Dumas in 2009. This drink named after the Muddy Waters' "I am a King Bee" song reminded me of a cross between a Bee's Knees and a Honeymoon Cocktail. Once prepared, it presented a nutty aroma with a hint of honey to the nose. Next, lemon was paired with honey on the sip, and the swallow offered pisco, herbal, and for the first few sips nutty flavors all with a honey finish.

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