Wednesday, May 6, 2020

mountain harvest

1 1/2 oz Encanto Pisco (Macchu Pisco)
1/2 oz Laird's Apple Brandy (Laird's Bonded)
3/4 oz Cardamaro
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Wednesdays ago, I spotted a curious drink called the Mountain Harvest on the ShakeStir site's recipe database. The cocktail was created by Chicago bartender Jacyara de Oliveira, and I was drawn to the combination for apple brandy and Cardamaro have worked great before in drinks like the Rusty Soul, Astra, and Wooden Shoe, and I was curious to see how that would do with a split base of pisco. Once prepared, the Mountain Harvest donated a lemon, herbal, and grape aroma to the senses. Next, a grape sip progressed into earthy notes leading into bitter herbal flavors on the swallow with a cinnamon and allspice finish.

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