Thursday, February 18, 2021

full deck

1 1/2 oz Privateer Navy Yard Rum
1/2 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz La Garrocha Oloroso Sherry (Lustau)
1/2 oz Amaro Meletti
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Fee's Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with burnt orange oils.

Two Thursdays ago, I returned to the Hawthorne's bar bible where I was lured in by the Full Deck from Rob Ficks. This rum drink was described as a very loose variation of the Quarter Deck Cocktail (which generally had rum and sherry as the only consistent components). As a menu item, it was captioned, "watch out for that ace up the sleeve" which shifted the focus from the raised part of a sailing ship's deck to more of a gambling theme.
The Full Deck dealt the nose an orange, caramel, and floral-herbal hand. Next, caramel and grape notes shuffled on the sip, and the swallow anted up rum, nutty, and herbal flavors with a cinnamon, clove, and allspice finish.

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