Tuesday, May 24, 2022

smoking section

1 3/4 oz Marie Duffau Napoleon Armagnac
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1/4 oz Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur
1/4 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
1/8 oz Gomme Demerara Syrup
2 dash Orange Bitters
1 pinch Salt

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe pre-rinsed with Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 Year Scotch, and garnish with a cherry.
After a round at Offsuit, I headed over to Coquette in the Seaport to catch Jonathan Buonomo in his last bar shift there. The drink that I requested was the Smoking Section which had a similar vibe to the other Smoking Section that I had. This one was created by bar manager Brian Callahan before he departed to his next project, and I acquired the original recipe from him via text message. The current one is batched minus the barspoon of gomme syrup (which does not appear in Brian's original recipe but I merged it in above as a slight hybrid). The Smoking Section that Jonathan mixed up welcomed the senses with a smoke, cherry, and walnut bouquet. Next, a rich grape sip entered into brandy, nutty, chocolate, and leather flavors on the swallow. Definitely, the aged Armagnac donated an elegance to the balance here.

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