Tuesday, October 8, 2019

black mass

1 oz Compass Box Artist's Blend Scotch
1/2 oz Compass Box Peat Monster
1 oz Averna
1/2 oz Maple Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a large coupe or rocks glass (rocks glass), top with 1 oz Founders Porter, and garnish with lime oil from a twist.

For a second drink at Carlo Caroscio's guest shift at the Hawthorne, I selected the Black Mass from his collection of Compass Box cocktail offerings. Carlo described how this was created a while ago at Backbar, and despite not being on the menu any more there, people still request it (I neglected to ask if he crafted it around the time that the movie with the same name came out). The conversation shifted to how beer cocktails were rather popular in Boston between 2011 and 2014, but they are not frequently seen these days on drink lists. Also, I commented about how the Black Mass' combination of Averna and maple made me think of the Debbie, Don't.
The Black Mass preached to the nose with lime oil, caramel, and maple notes. Next, a lime and caramel sip praised the coming of a smoky, maple, and dark herbal swallow.

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