Friday, October 15, 2021

mount hood

1 1/2 oz Angel's Envy Bourbon
1/2 oz Clear Creek Pear Liqueur
1/2 oz Benedictine
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with ice, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.

Two Fridays ago, I stopped by Backbar as part of my brand work. For my first cocktail, I asked bartender Carlo Caroscio for something with Angel's Envy Bourbon. He delved into his memory banks and offered up the Mount Hood that he originally made with Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon, but he found that it worked better with a fruitier Bourbon such as Angel's Envy. The new-to-me ingredient in the mix was Clear Creek's pear liqueur, and it was partnered with Benedictine which reminded me of Canon's Corrascal and Death & Co.'s Little Miss Annabelle.
The Mount Hood donated a lemon, Bourbon, and orchard fruit aroma to the nose. Next, caramel mingled with fruit notes on the sip, and the swallow wrapped up the show with Bourbon, pear, herbal, chocolate, and clove flavors.

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