Tuesday, July 2, 2019

age of reason

2 oz Michter's Rye
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Cognac Ambre (Courvoisier VS)
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
1+ bsp Green Chartreuse
1+ bsp Yellow Chartreuse
10 drop Tiki Bitters (Bittercube Jamaica #2)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I spotted Gary Regan's 101 Best New Cocktails 2012 and decided to give it a look over after all these years. There, I was lured in by Han Shan's Age of Reason that he crafted at the B-Side in New York City before moving on to sell whiskey with William Grant. It was his tribute to Thomas Paine's 1794 work, and he thus utilized French and American ingredients; when Regan made the drink, he compared it to a Vieux Carré which is apt given New Orleans' French and American influences. In the glass, the Age of Reason donated a lemon oil and herbal aroma to the nose. Next, malt mingled with white grape on the sip, and the swallow proffered rye and brandy flavors with Green Chartreuse's herbal notes coming through on the finish.

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