Tuesday, July 20, 2021

boss lady

1 1/4 oz Old Grand-Dad 114° Bourbon
3/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac
1 tsp Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)
1 tsp Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Oxford 1970)
1 tsp Demerara Syrup
1 dash Aphrodite Bitters (Bitter Cube Corazon)

Stir with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube.
Two Tuesdays ago, I was perusing the Kindred Cocktails database and spotted the Boss Lady created by Colin O'Neill at the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. circa 2013. The combination of coffee liqueur and Pedro Ximenez reminded me of the PX Sherry Mudslide, Pare de Sufrir, and In the Middle of a Foggy Sea, so I was definitely curious about trying this split base Old Fashioned riff. Here, raisin and coffee aromas rose to the nose. Next, grape and roast notes on the sip were pushed aside by Bourbon, Cognac, raisin, coffee, and pepper spice flavors on the swallow.

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