Monday, August 23, 2021

matrimony cocktail

1 1/2 oz Genever (Bols)
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
3/4 oz Nocino (Russo)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Mondays ago, after spotting a reference to Erik Ellestad's Ashtray Heart on Kindred Cocktails, I searched the database for other recipes that Erik had created. The one that called out to me was his Matrimony Cocktail that got published in Imbibe Magazine in 2011. I was curious as to how Genever would work with walnut, and one of the commenters on my Instagram post mentioned how great of a combination Genever and nuts are. Here, lemon, malty, and walnut aromas reached the nose. Next, malt with a hint of roasty nuttiness on the sip swayed towards Genever malt and botanicals melding into walnut flavors on the swallow.

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