Sunday, March 19, 2023

closing argument

2 oz Bourbon (Wild Turkey 101°) (*)
1/2 oz Amaro Nardini
2 dash Chocolate Bitters (Bitter Truth)

Build in an old fashioned glass, add ice, stir to mix and chill, and garnish with an orange twist.
(*) This would prosper with a softer Bourbon or a barspoon of Demerara syrup.
Two Sundays ago, I opened up the Bartender's Choice app and came upon the Closing Argument that reminded me of a Monte Carlo with Amaro Nardini and chocolate bitters instead of Benedictine and Angostura. This Old Fashioned variation was created by Matty Clark in 2017 at Attaboy in Manhattan. Once built, it came through to the nose with an orange, caramel, and herbal gentian aroma. Next, caramel on the sip gave way to Bourbon, gentian bitterness, herbal, and chocolate flavors on the swallow.

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