Thursday, March 18, 2021

professor's row

1 1/2 oz Mezcal (Fidencio)
1/2 oz Averna
1/2 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
1/2 oz Fino Sherry (La Gitana Manzanilla)
1 dash Walnut Bitters (Strongwater)
1 dash Orange Bitters (Scrappy's)

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.

Two Thursdays ago, I spied the Professor's Row on Kindred Cocktails that was created at Park in Harvard Square. Technically, it was one customer's approximation of the recipe; they loved the drink when it was on the menu there, but as time passed since it was last offered, they attempted a recreation at home and posted the results on Reddit. The combination of Averna and apricot has always been intriguing since I first tasted it in the Averna Jimjam to the most recent time in the Bells & Whistles. And when I saw that it had been paired with mezcal and Fino as I enjoyed in the Smoke in Mirrors and utilized in the Texas Cakewalk, I was sold.
This approximation of the Professor's Row donated a smoke and caramel aroma before continuing into an orchard fruit and caramel sip. Finally, smoky mezcal, savory sherry, and bitter plum flavors rounded out the swallow.

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