Saturday, November 21, 2020

the second marriage

1 oz Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon (Old Grand-Dad Bonded)
1 oz Calvados or Laird's 7 1/2 Year (Morin Selection)
1/2 oz Valdespino El Candado Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Oxford 1970)
2 dash Angostura Bitters (*)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist.
(*) Omitted in Talia's book and my cocktail tasting notes here; included above afterwards via personal communication with the drink's creator.
As Sherry Week 2020 continued on, I selected Talia Biocchi's Sherry book to see if there were any recipes that I had not made yet. There, I was lured in by Dan Greenbaum's Second Marriage that reminded me of similar Old Fashioned-like drinks that utilized Pedro Ximenez sherry as the sweetener such as the Haitian Divorce and the McKittrick Old Fashioned. In the glass, the Second Marriage welcomed the nose with an orange, apple, and raisin bouquet. Next, dark grape and apple flavors on the sip shifted towards Bourbon, apple, and rich raisiny grape on the swallow. For a Haiku to match this drink, I crafted, "Raisiny goodness/From Talia's Sherry book/Pedro Ximenez".

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