Friday, April 1, 2022

rocket science

1 oz Canadian Whisky (1 1/2 oz Old Overholt Rye)
1/2 oz Averna
1/4 oz Fernet Branca
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, and garnish with a lime wedge (omit).
After my bar shift two Fridays ago, I ventured back into T. Cole Newton's Cocktail Dive Bar book and spotted the Rocket Science. Cole named his drink that he created at Coquette in New Orleans after the bartender saying of "mixology isn't rocket science," and the connection was solidified later when he realized the similarity of his recipe to the Sputnik. In the glass, the Rocket Science showcased a caramel, lime, and menthol aroma. Next, lime and caramel on the sip launched into whiskey and menthol flavors on the swallow.

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