Tuesday, March 17, 2020

sel del la mer

1 1/4 oz Cognac (Courvoisier VS)
1 1/2 oz Manzanilla Sherry (Lustau Fino)
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 dash Celery Bitters (Housemade)

Build in a double old fashioned glass, add a large ice cube, and stir to mix and chill. Garnish with a pinch of salt.
Two Tuesdays ago, I spotted a Misty Kalkofen sherry recipe on Kindred Cocktails that she posted herself called the Sel del la Mer with the subtitle, "Drink and remember your last beach vacation." The recipe also appeared in a Boston.com article in mid-2011 which would place its creation at the end of her tenure at Drink but before she left to open Brick & Mortar. Indeed, the combination of Cognac, Green Chartreuse, and Maraschino reminded me of the Brandy Scaffa that Misty put on the A-to-Z menu at Green Street, and it also made me think of Death & Co.'s Julien Sorel. In the glass, the Sel de la Mer welcomed the nose with Cognac and crisp sherry aromas. Next, dry white wine on the sip receded into Cognac and nutty-herbal flavors on the swallow with a celery finish. As the salt began to enter into the equation, the swallow's profile smoothed out into a more gentle feel.

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