Friday, May 21, 2021

eagle's throne

1 1/2 oz Cognac (Pierre Ferrand Ambre)
1/2 oz Laird's Applejack (Laird's Bonded)
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1 pinch Salt

Stir with ice, strain into a Nick & Nora (coupe) glass, and garnish with a cherry.
Two Fridays ago, I turned to the ShakeStir recipe database and spotted the Eagle's Throne. This allusion to the Carlos Fuentes novel was crafted by Jourdan Gomez circa 2013 when he worked at Death & Co. and Pouring Ribbons in Manhattan. Overall, with the pinch of salt to neutralize some of the bitterness, the drink read like a Corpse Reviver #1 from The Savoy Cocktail Book and perhaps a Black Manhattan. In the glass, the Eagle's Throne soared to the nose with Cognac, apple, and caramel aromas. Next, caramel and apple on the sip landed with brandy, herbal, and orange flavors on the swallow.

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