Saturday, September 30, 2023

black knight

2 oz Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1/4 oz Cardamaro
2 dash Walnut Bitters (4 dash Strongwater Mountain Elixirs Walnut)

Stir with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass with ice; the Instagram post showed an orange twist.
Two Saturdays ago, I was perusing online flashcards for the Ironside Fish & Oyster Bar in San Diego when I spotted the Black Knight that seemed like a curious Manhattan riff. I was able to date the recipe to around 2019 via an Instagram post by @artofpoison who had it there. Once prepared, the Black Knight reached the senses with an orange, rye, and grape aroma. Next, grape and dry plum notes on the sip lept to rye, herbal, and grape flavors on the swallow with a walnut finish. Perhaps making the Punt e Mes and Cardamaro each a half ounce might showcase the Cardamaro a bit more, but overall it was quite pleasant to drink.

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