Monday, December 5, 2022

obstructed vieux

1 oz Park VO Cognac (Pierre Ferrand 1840)
1/2 oz Hampden Estate 8 Year Rum (Smith & Cross)
3/4 oz Cynar
1/4 oz Benedictine
1/8 oz Maraschino (1/2 bsp Luxardo) (*)
4 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.
(*) Rumdood wrote confusingly wrote "1/8th tsp Maraschino" which seemed like an odd measure. Since 1/8 oz and 1 tsp are close, perhaps that is what he meant.
On a Vieux Carré riff on the blog, Matt Robold a/k/a Rumdood commented that he had a rum-brandy variation that he had been tinkering with and shared his recipe. The drink he dubbed the Obstructed Vieux in my hands gave forth a lemon, caramel, and rum funk aroma. Next, caramel notes on the sip peeked into Cognac, funky rum, herbal, nutty cherry, and clove flavors on the swallow.


RumDood said...

It was 1/8tsp as a way of writing "a dash" because I hate the dash measurement in general and especially for spirits that aren't likely to be in dasher bottles. Now I'll have to try the full quarter ounce just to see. 😂

frederic said...

I opted for something closer to 1/16th of an ounce (which would be approximate to 2 dashes out of an Angostura bottle).

RumDood said...

That's probably not a bad ratio. I'm sure I've poured that just by accident because 1/8 is hard to get I really want to scale this up to 1.5oz Cognac and 0.75oz rum. The times over tried that it very strongly changes the drink though.