Sunday, October 3, 2021

guatemalan square

1 oz Zacapa 23 Rum
1/2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
2 dash Angostura Bitters
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Sundays ago, I reached for Sother Teague's I'm Just Here for the Drinks book and spotted the Vieux Carre riff called the Guatemalan Square. The riff featured Zacapa Rum made in Guatamala and took and orange liqueur instead of Benedictine direction. Once prepared, the Guatemalan Square proffered an orange, rye, and herbal bouquet to the nose. Next, grape, peach, and orange notes on the sip traversed into dark rum, orange, rye, clove, and anise flavors on the swallow.

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