Monday, November 2, 2020

the hearing trumpet

1 1/4 oz Scotch (Cuttysark Prohibition)
3/4 oz Cardamaro
1/2 oz Swedish Punsch (Kronan)
1/2 oz Campari
2 dash Mole Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.

Two Mondays ago, I was feeling inspired to create a drink instead of rooting through my books to find a recipe. I had spotted the Barefoot in the Dark earlier in the week, and I took the Scotch, Swedish punsch, and Campari aspect from it and merged it with another whiskey and Swedish punsch drink, the Mortimer Stump. The Mortimer Stump contained Cardamaro which has proven to be a great partner for Scotch such as in the Great King Street and the Romancing the Stone.
For a name, I dubbed this one after the surreal story by Leonora Carrington called The Hearing Trumpet about growing old and retaining one's dignity. Once prepared, the Hearing Trumpet greeted the senses with an orange oil and peat aroma. Next, grape and malt mingled on the sip, and the swallow uncovered smoky Scotch, orange, caramel, and tea flavors with a chocolate finish.

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