Saturday, December 14, 2019

rusty soul

2 oz Apple Brandy (Laird's Bonded)
3/4 oz Cardamaro
1/4 oz Kümmel (Helbing)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
While I was perusing the Kindred Cocktails database, I spotted the Rusty Soul that paired apple brandy with Cardamaro as was recommended by Haus Alpenz; I discussed this combination recently in the Wooden Shoe post. Here, Owen Thomson's recipe that he created at Washington DC's Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex was published in a 2014 Eric Felton article in the Wall Street Journal, and Owen rounded the duo off with spice from kümmel liqueur. In the glass, the Rusty Soul donated lemon and apple aromas. Next, the apple worked well with Cardamaro's grape on the sip, and the swallow showcased the apple flavors being complemented by caraway and herbal notes.

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