Monday, March 8, 2021

vita brevis

2 oz Old Overholt Rye
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
3/4 oz Aperol

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a spritz of absinthe (Kübler as a rinse).
I reached for the Northstar Cocktails book two Mondays ago, and I spotted the Vita Brevis by bartender Jesse Held. The name is a reference to the Latin translation of the Greek aphorism meaning art is long, life is short; this has been interpreted as meaning either that learning a craft takes so long that one's lifetime might not be enough to master it or that creations can outlive the artists themselves. In the glass, the Vita Brevis displayed an anise and orange aroma. Next, peach and malt notes on the sip faded into rye, orange, and berry flavors on the swallow with a hint of anise on the finish.

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