Sunday, December 8, 2019

no quarter

1 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1 oz Jagermeister
1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Martini Grand Lusso)
1 bsp Benedictine
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Sundays ago, I returned to a cocktail that I had spotted on Instagram called the No Quarter. The recipe was crafted by Keith Corwin (@BerlinCocktails) of the Quarter Bar in Brooklyn, and it was the first drink that he got on a menu ever while at the Thelonious Bar in Berlin (then called "Keith No. 1"). Once prepared, the No Quarter welcomed the nose with orange, rum funk, and grape aromas. Next, caramel and grape mingled on the sip, and the swallow showcased the rum's funk and the Jagermeister's spices especially the ginger and clove. While I was expecting this drink to come across like a Kingston Negroni, the balance and feel were closer to an Arawak.

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