Tuesday, January 10, 2017

a drink has no name

1 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz Cardamaro
1 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with orange oils from a twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, Andrea and I stopped into Craigie on Main for a nightcap. Andrea asked bartender Rob Ficks for A Drink Has No Name; she explained to me that it was a Game of Thrones reference, and Rob mentioned that it was created by his fellow bartender Benjamin Kweskin. Once prepared, the cocktail offered an orange and slightly nutty aroma that led into darker notes later on. Next, the sherry and Cardamaro's grape flavors filled the sip, and the swallow shared rye and a hint of nutty notes with a sharp chocolate-bitter finish.

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