Tuesday, April 26, 2022

ground control to major tom

1 1/2 oz Compass Box Orchard House Scotch
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Blue Curaçao
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
6 drop Cardamom Bitters
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with orange oil from a twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, my return path from a Highland Park bitters making class led me through Union Square, Somerville, so I decided to stop into Backbar for a drink. The cocktail that I requested from bartender Kelsey Chase was the Ground Control to Major Tom off of the solar system-themed menu. With the subtitle "take your protein pills and put your helmet on," it was not too surprising that this was an egg white Sour, and it seemed like a good continuation from the Scotch event that I had just come from. This blue wonder launched to the nose with honey, orange, and herbal aromas. Next, a creamy lime sip orbited around a Scotch, orange, and smoke-filled swallow with a honey finish.

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