Friday, February 18, 2022

the elves and their antics

1 1/2 oz Genever (Bols)
1 oz Cardamaro
1/4 oz Amer Picon (Torani Amer)
1/4 oz Benedictine

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.

I was reminded of the Genever-Cardamaro pairing that I first learned about at Portland Cocktail Week 2012 with the Deck Hand and Walking Spanish and was reminded of years later with the Le Subtil. It inspired a series of creations such as the Wooden Shoe, and I crossed the idea with the Benedictine-Picon pairing in the Creole Cocktail. I dubbed the result The Elves and their Antics in keeping with my previous Dutch fairy tale drink names.
The Elves and their Antics teased the nose with a malt and herbal aroma. Next, the malt continued on into the sip where it mingled with the grape notes, and the swallow came through with malt, orange, and herbal flavors.

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