Thursday, July 4, 2019

the hazard

40 mL Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey (1 oz + 2 tsp)
20 mL Cognac (1/2 oz + 1 tsp Courvoisier VS)
10 mL Benedictine (2 tsp)
5 mL Maple Syrup (1 tsp)
2 dash Chocolate Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass, and garnish with a cherry.

While researching the Rapscallion that I found in the PDT Cocktail Book, I found a site called the Cocktails of Copenhagen that provided a little extra information. I soon found myself flipping through the drinks on that site and found the Hazard that was crafted by Jiri Malis at Gilt in Denmark. The recipe's combination of maple and Benedictine is one that has worked rather well in Misty Kalkofen's Fort Washington Flip and Teardrop Lounge's A New Hope, so I was curious to try this Old Fashioned-Vieux Carré hybrid.
The Hazard proffered a brandy aroma to the nose that led into a rich mouthfeel from the maple syrup on the sip. Next, rye's spice, Cognac's roundness, and Benedictine's herbal flavors filled the sip that ended with a maple finish.

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