Saturday, May 21, 2022


1 oz Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey (Teeling Small Batch)
1 oz Dupont Calvados (Morin Selection)
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (Lacuesta Rojo)
1 tsp Benedictine
1 tsp Tempus Fugit Crème de Banane
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters
2 dash Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters (Jerry Thomas Decanter)

Stir with ice, strain into a single old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with a lemon twist.
I decided to celebrate the first last day of our barback at work (he is a student going home for the summer) on Saturday night instead of coming home to make a cocktail; therefore, I made two drinks on Sunday. The first was the Belcaro as Jon Feuersanger's 2018 Vieux Carré riff in Death & Co.'s Welcome Home book; Jon swapped the rye and Cognac for Irish whiskey and apple brandy and added in banana liqueur to the mix. In the glass, the Belcaro began with a lemon, caramel, and banana aroma. Next, grape and caramel notes on the sip flowed into whiskey, apple, and herbal flavors on the swallow with a banana, apple, clove, and anise finish.

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