Monday, November 29, 2021

miles ahead

3/4 oz Rittenhouse Rye
3/4 oz Linie Aquavit (Aalborg)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
1/4 oz Honey Syrup
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)
2 pods Cardamom

Muddle cardamom pods, add the rest of the ingredients, shake with ice, and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Mondays ago, I selected The NoMad Cocktail Book for the evening's libation, and I uncovered the Miles Ahead by Pietro Collina that would be a good bridge from Sherry Week 2021. This complex Sour utilized the rye-aquavit duo observed in the Frontier and other recipes, so I was intrigued to give it a go. The Miles Ahead produced a spiced aroma of caraway and cardamom to the senses. Next, lemon, honey, and grape notes on the sip transversed into rye, caraway, nutty, cardamom, and floral flavors on the swallow.

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