Wednesday, March 10, 2021

hotel room temperature

1 1/2 oz Carpano Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
3/4 oz El Dorado 12 Year Rum
1/4 oz Marie Brizard Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand Dry)
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters
8 drop Salt Tincture (1 pinch Salt)

Build in a rocks glass without ice, give a quick stir, and garnish with an orange twist. Serve room temperature.
Two Wednesdays ago, I decided to embark on the last recipe in Kirk Estopinal's trilogy, the Halfway to a Three Ways to Lose Your Lover, in Beta Cocktails. With the same set of ingredients of vermouth, dark rum, curaçao, mole bitters, and salt, there was the stirred and chilled All's Fair and the whole egg Flip Out. Here, it was the sans dilution and chilling Hotel Room Temperature, and it began with an orange and caramel aroma. Next, grape, caramel, and a hint of orange on the nose checked in to dark rum, orange, and chocolate flavors on the swallow.

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