Thursday, March 28, 2019

the night shift

1 1/4 oz Cognac (Courvoisier VS)
1 oz Appleton Signature Blend Rum
1 oz Carpano Sweet Vermouth (Martini Gran Lusso)
1/8 oz Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I selected Maggie Hoffman's Batch Cocktails for something that I could adapt into a nightcap for one. There, Sean Kenyon's Night Shift that he crafted at American Bonded in Denver seemed like a delightful split spirits Manhattan-like number. Once prepared, the Night Shift offered up orange, allspice, and caramel notes to the nose. Next, caramel joined grape on the sip, and Cognac, rum, herbal, and allspice flavors rounded out the swallow.

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