Friday, November 24, 2017

haitian divorce

1 1/2 oz Barbancourt 8 Year Rum
3/4 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida (Sombra)
1/2 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Oxford 1970)
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Build in a rocks glass, add a large ice cube, and stir. Garnish with both orange and lime twists.
Two Fridays ago, I restocked Pedro Ximenez sherry at the home bar to make the Haitian Divorce from Amanda Schuster's New York Cocktails. The recipe was crafted by Tom Richter when he was at the Beagle, and the form reminded me of the McKittrick Old Fashioned which also utilized the rich sherry as a sweetener. Here, the Haitian Divorce gave forth smoke and raisiny aromas along orange and lime oil notes. Next, the sherry's robust grape filled the sip, and the swallow offered rum, smoky mezcal, and raisiny sherry flavors with a clove spice-driven finish.

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