Tuesday, February 22, 2022

we don't talk about braulio

1 oz Avua Amburana Cachaça
1 oz Amaro Braulio
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3 drop Saline Solution

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a glowing cube (if available), and fill with ice.

Two Tuesdays ago, I saw a post on Backbar's social media that they were extending their Disney's Encanto week another day before they launched into their solar system menu, so I decided to stop in. The drink that called out to me was the We Don't Talk About Braulio as Carlo Caroscio's play on the song "We Don't Talk About Bruno" for it came across as a bizarre Green Point-inspired drink. The menu contained the caption, "Thunderously bitter sweet, but prophesized to be enjoyable." Bartender Rachel Kopelman mentioned that the glowing ice cube was symbolic of Bruno's glowing eyes in the movie; while Encanto was being projected on the wall, we had not gotten to that part of the plot yet.
The We Don't Talk About Braulio that Rachel made for me proffered funky, grassy, herbal, and woody spice (from the Amburana aging) aromas to the nose. Next, a caramel-driven sip fled into grassy, soft wood spice, licorice, and bitter herbal flavors on the swallow.

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