Wednesday, November 27, 2019

wooden shoe

3/4 oz Genever (Bols)
3/4 oz Aged Apple Brandy (Boulard VSOP Calvados)
1 oz Cardamaro
1/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.

After writing up the Le Subtil, I kept thinking about the Genever-Cardamaro duo. That added to the knowledge I gained earlier in the week when I had checked the Haus Alpenz site where it recommended the apple brandy-Cardamaro pairing, so why not work in both? That was supported by the great Genever-apple brandy drinks on the blog such as Yvonne's Toronto and A Two-Fold Operation; both of those were Calvados recipes, so I opted for that instead of Laird's Bonded. Finally, the apple brandy aspect made me think of the Widow's Kiss and its Benedictine-Yellow Chartreuse accents. For a name, I looked up Dutch fairy tales to support the Genever ingredient and was inspired by the "The Legend of the Wooden Shoe."
The Wooden Shoe stepped to the nose with lemon, malty, and minty-herbal aromas. Next, apple, malt, and grape clopped together on the sip, and the swallow followed through with chocolate, apple, and earthy flavors.

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