Thursday, November 26, 2020

the mayor's lament

1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse Bonded Rye
1 oz Amaro Nardini
3 dash Woodford Cherry Bitters (King Floyd Cherry-Cacao)
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.
Two Thursdays prior, I selected Brad Parson's Amaro book and found the Mayor's Lament. This Black Manhattan-like number featured Amaro Nardini as the sweet herbal element and contained accents of Peychaud's and cherry bitters. Brad attributed the recipe to Travis Brazil at 404 Kitchen in Nashville where Travis named it after a regular who portrayed Mayor Teddy Conrad on the television series Nashville. Once prepared, the Mayor's Lament proffered a rye, caramel, and mint bouquet to the nose. Next, caramel and malt on the sip transitioned into rye, chocolate, mint, cherry, and anise flavors on the swallow.

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