Saturday, December 30, 2017

double bubble trouble

3/4 oz Four Roses Bourbon
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Amaro Nonino
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe rinsed with a peaty Scotch.

Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I ventured down to Estragon for dinner. For a first drink, Andrea requested a prior drink of the day that bartender Sahil Mehta described as his riff on the Paper Plane. Instead of the lighter and fruity Aperol, Sahil opted for the more burly Green Chartreuse, and to bolster the Bourbon, he added a touch of smoky Scotch. For a name, he dubbed this one after another of M.I.A.'s songs, Double Bubble Trouble.
In the glass, the Double Bubble Trouble proffered a smoky nose accented by the Chartreuse's herbal notes. Next, lemon, orange, and malt flavors with a hint of caramel on the sip transitioned into light Bourbon notes leading into an orange-herbal element with a thyme-like finish.

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