Wednesday, May 12, 2021

sweater weather

2 oz Four Roses Bourbon (Four Roses Small Batch)
1/2 oz Averna
1/2 oz Zucca Rabarbaro (Sfumato)
1 bsp Herbsaint

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.

Two Wednesdays ago, I was perusing the Community Cocktails book from 2020 and spotted the Sweater Weather by Emily Pavela at the Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant in Walla Walla, Washington. The recipe appeared like a mashup of a Black Manhattan and the Law of Octaves that I used to make at La Brasa (2 oz rye, 1 oz Zucca, 1 dash aromatic bitters, flamed orange twist) with an accent of Herbsaint perhaps for brightness. Moreover, I had good luck combining Averna and Zucca/Sfumato in the Caustic Negroni for the former soothed out the rougher charred bitterness of the latter.
The Sweater Weather proffered an orange oil aroma over bitter and smoky notes. Next, a caramel and roast sip progressed into Bourbon, bitter herbal, caramel, and anise flavors on the swallow.

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