Sunday, June 27, 2021

last rites

1 1/2 oz Bols Genever
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
2 dash Chocolate Bitters (Scrappy's)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Sundays ago, I returned to T. Cole Newton's Cocktail Dive Bar and spotted the Last Rites. The recipe was crafted by Anderson Stockdale at New Orleans' 12 Mile Limit in 2011, and the combination reminded me of a Genever version of the East Village Athletic Club (but nothing like the late 1950s Tiki Last Rites). In the glass, the Last Rites donated a lemon oil and malty aroma. Next, lemon, malt, and honey notes on the sip transitioned to malt, orange, and herbal flavors on the swallow with a chocolate finish.

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