Thursday, November 10, 2016

paddy wallbanger

1 1/2 oz Black Bush Irish Whiskey (Teeling Small Batch)
1 1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/2 oz Galliano L'Autentico
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

For a post-shift cocktail two weeks ago, I reached for the PDT Cocktail Book and stumbled upon Gerry Corcoran's 2009 Paddy Wallbanger. Shortly after the current formulation of Galliano was launched, many bars began reconsidering the spirit such as Craigie on Main with their Jimador Sour and Rendezvous offering the Whiskey-A-Go-Go. PDT was no exception, and Gerry decided to reinterpret the Harvey Wallbanger as an Irish Manhattan riff with perhaps the orange bitters subbing in for the original's orange juice.
The Paddy Wallbanger gave forth a whiskey aroma that was spiced with vanilla and star anise notes. Next, the whiskey's malt filled the sip, and the swallow continued on with further whiskey notes and a variety of herbal and spice flavors including licorice and lavender.

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