Tuesday, May 17, 2022

salacious crumble

2 oz Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Grenadine
1 heaping bsp Raspberry Jam
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.

After completing the monthly inventory at Drink two Tuesdays ago, I decided to treat myself to a cocktail as a reward. Therefore, I took the new Green Line extension stop to Union Square and visited Backbar for their Star Wars week centered around May the 4th. Folks came out for this in droves, but luckily, there was a single open seat at the bar, and it was in front of Backbar alumni and current Teeling Whiskey brand ambassador Matt Conner. That day's menu (it seemed that they had a new one for each day of that week) had the Salacious Crumble which seemed to match my desire for something flavorful yet easy going. The menu explained, "The little rat alien thing next to Jabba is named 'Salacious Crumb' but we made a delicious berry crumble-inspired cocktail." My research revealed that the more accurate description is "Kowakian monkey-lizard" according to Wookieepedia, and I certainly remembered him despite not having seen the movies in quite a while.
The Salacious Crumble that Matt made me laughed at the senses with lemon, berry, and orange aromas. Next, a creamy lemon and orange sip mocked the whiskey and berry flavors on the swallow.

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