Wednesday, January 2, 2019

walter mondale

1 1/2 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
1 oz Amontillado Sherry (Lustau)
2/3 oz Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand Dry)
1/8 oz Mathilde Pear Liqueur (1/4 oz Rothman & Winter)
1/8 oz Demerara Syrup (omit)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
After work two Wednesdays ago, I was in the mood for a straight spirits drink, so I looked to my to-make drinks list and spotted the Walter Mondale that was published in Imbibe Magazine a few months ago. The drink was crafted by bartender Adam Gorski at Minneapolis' Young Joni as a variation on El Presidente taken in a Midwestern direction in honor of the former Minnesota senator and Vice President. Once stirred and strained, the Walter Mondale cocktail greeted the nose with a lemon, apple, and orange bouquet. Next, orchard fruit danced with grape on the sip, and the swallow began with apple, nutty, and orange flavors and ended with apple, pear, and barrel-aged notes.

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