Thursday, January 3, 2019

maximum wage

2 oz Elijah Craig 12 Year (Old Grand-Dad 114°)
3/8 oz Byrrh Grand Quinquina
3/8 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Build in a double old fashioned glass, stir with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Thursdays, I returned home from work in need of a nightcap. For a recipe source, I reached for Amanda Schuster's New York Cocktails where I spotted the Maximum Wage. The drink was crafted by Lucinda Sterling and the combination reminded me in feel of a less bitter Dragon's Mouth that I had at Portland's Beaker & Flask. Once prepared, the Maximum Wage donated orange and Bourbon aromas to the nose that led into a malt and grape-driven sip. Next, the whiskey was accented by slightly bitter orange flavors with allspice, chocolate, quinine, and clove notes on the finish.

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