Wednesday, April 5, 2017

the nameless city

2 oz Old Overholt Rye
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a double Old Fashioned glass, fill with crushed ice, garnish with an orange wheel-lime wheel-cherry flag, and add straws.
Two Wednesdays ago, I ventured down to Stoddard's in Downtown Crossing. For a first drink, I asked bar manager Jamie Walsh for the Nameless City. Bartender Travis who mixed the drink informed me that it was created by Tony Iamunno; I suspect that the drink's name refers to the 1921 H.P. Lovecraft story that is the beginning of the Cthulhu mythos. In the glass, the Nameless City presented a lime and orange aroma with hints of cherry to the nose. Next, orange, lime, honey, and malt mingled on the sip, and the swallow was the pairing of rye and herbal notes akin to the Colleen Bawn.

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