Tuesday, December 21, 2021

lost horizon

1 oz Appleton Estate Reserve Rum (Appleton Signature)
1 oz Hines H VSOP Cognac (Du Peyrat Organic Selection)
2 tsp Giffard Banana Liqueur (Tempus Fugit)
1 tsp Fernet Branca

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass pre-rinsed with Laphroaig Scotch, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I reached for Death & Co.'s Welcome Home book and soon spotted the Lost Horizon. The recipe crafted by bartender Tyson Buhler in 2018 reminded me of the Banana Toronto that I had at Offsuit here in Boston a few months back. Once prepared, the Lost Horizon proffered an orange oil and peat smoke bouquet to the nose. Next, caramelized fruit notes on the sip set into rum, Cognac, banana, and bitter minty-menthol complexity on the swallow.

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