Monday, September 25, 2023

leather bound book

2 oz Johnny Drum Overproof Bourbon (Evan Williams Bonded)
3/4 oz Cardamaro
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
2 dash Snake Oil Tobacco Bitters (homemade Smoking Ban Bitters) (*)

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass rinsed with absinthe (Kübler), and garnish with orange oil.
(*) Substitute Angostura Bitters here.
Two Mondays ago, I came across an online recipe flashcard set that included an interesting Bourbon-Cardamaro drink that reminded me of the Rags to Riches from a few days prior but with cinnamon instead of vanilla syrup. I was able to track down the drink to a 2010 post on Alcademics about the new menu at Blackbird in San Francisco. The menu varied from the flashcard by calling for Snake Oil Tobacco Bitters instead of the more easily substitutable Angostura and an orange twist instead of a lemon one; therefore, I modified the flashcard recipe to reflect the menu's ingredients. Once prepared, the Leather Bound Book met the nose with orange, cinnamon, and anise aromas. Next, Cardamaro's grape on the sip transformed into Bourbon, cinnamon, earthy, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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