Friday, July 9, 2021

dark matter

2 oz Suntory Toki Whisky (Kavalan)
1/2 oz Sfumato Rabarbaro
1/4 oz Clement Creole Shrubb (Pierre Ferrand Curaçao)
1/4 oz Coffee Cordial (Kahlua)
3 drop Saline (1 small pinch Salt)

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass, and garnish with orange oil from a twist.
Two Fridays ago, I returned to the Hawthorne bar bible and spotted the Dark Matter by bartender Rob Ficks who now is at Pammy's in Cambridge. This bitter whisky drink was subtitled, "it's what you don't see that shapes our universe"; despite the physics allusion, I wondered if it was named after the Chicago coffee roaster given the coffee cordial in the recipe. The Dark Matter began with orange oil over dark herbal and smoky aromas. Next, a roasty char and orange sip transmuted into whisky, bitter herbal, and coffee-orange flavors on the swallow.

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