Sunday, February 23, 2020

the war on christmas

1/4 oz JM Creole Shrubb (Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao)
1/4 oz Amaro Ramazzotti
1/2 oz Rainwater Madeira (Blandy's 5 Year Verdelho)
3/4 oz Cardamaro
1 1/4 oz Brennivin Aquavit (Aalborg)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist and sage leaf (omit the sage).
Two Sundays ago, I decided to make a recipe that Paul MacDonald posted on his Instagram called The War on Christmas. The recipe is part of his Fibonacci series (each measure is the sum of the previous two) that he has delved into at Philadelphia's Friday Saturday Sunday restaurant over the last few years, and this one has a bit of a Martinez feel to it. The War on Christmas met the nose with an orange, caraway, savory, and grape bouquet. Next, grape, caramel, and orange notes on the sip added up to herbal cola and orange flavors on the swallow with a caraway finish.

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