Saturday, February 4, 2017

accidental tourist

1 oz Rhum Barbancourt 8 Year
1 oz Peychaud's Bitters
1/2 oz Fernet Branca
1/2 oz Lime Cordial (Rose's)
1/2 oz 2:1 Raw Sugar Syrup
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass.

After my shift two Saturdays ago, I returned home with my purchase of grapefruits to make another drink from the Tipsy Texan book. The recipe was for the Accidental Tourist that the text seemed to suggest was created by the author, David Alan. The inspiration here were the series of Angostura Bitters-heavy drinks such as the Trinidad Sour; there was definitely a series of Peychaud's Bitters-heavy recipes created in Boston around that time as well such as Antoine's Demise and Fishnets & Fangs.
Despite the freakish appearance of the recipe, the only intense standout here was the Fernet Branca that first appeared as a menthol note on the bouquet. Next, the sip was citrussy from the grapefruit and lime, and the swallow shared rum, anise, and menthol flavors.

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