Saturday, December 21, 2019

thick as thieves

3/4 oz El Dorado 15 Year Rum (Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva)
3/4 oz Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey (1 oz Teeling Small Batch)
1/2 oz Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey (1/4 oz Caol Ila)
1/4 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
1/4 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1/4 oz Crème de Cacao (Tempus Fugit)
1 tsp Giffard Banane du Bresil
1 tsp Grade A Maple Syrup
3 dash Pernod Absinthe (1/2 bsp Butterfly)
2 dash Mole Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice and strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube.
For a nightcap after my work shift two Saturdays ago, I reached for the NoMad Cocktail Book and spotted the Thick as Thieves. Opposed to the one by Toby Maloney, this one was created by Alex Lerman and featured a rum-Irish whiskey base with sherry and tropical notes. Once assembled, it donated an anise aroma to the nose. Next, maple, grape, and caramel offered up a rich sip, and the swallow showcased smoke, whiskey, rum, and banana flavors with a chocolate and anise finish.

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