Saturday, June 26, 2021

winter is coming

2 oz Rocktown Bourbon (Four Roses)
1/2 oz Campari
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Saturdays, I decided to make a recipe that I had spotted in Brian Bartels' The United States of Cocktails called Winter is Coming. This Game of Thrones-inspired drink was crafted by Christian Huisman at the Rocktown Distillery in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Campari-allspice duo reminded me of drinks like the Louanalao, Chester Rapkin, and Berry Wall. This Old Fashioned riff proffered a lemon, Bourbon, and allspice bouquet to the nose. Next, malt with a vague fruit note on the sip ventured into Bourbon, orange, allspice, and light roast coffee flavors on the swallow.

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