Wednesday, November 29, 2023

licensed to ill

1 1/2 oz Hine Cognac (Du Peyrat Selection)
1 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
1 dash Saline (4 drop 1:4 Salt Solution)

Stir with ice, strain into a Nick & Nora glass, and garnish with a floated lemon twist.
Two Wednesdays, I was perusing a set of online flashcards from the Paper Plane in San Jose, and this one was posted from the 2017 menu by bar manager Mary Palac called Licensed to Ill. Presumably named after the debut studio album from the Beatsie Boys, it reappeared on the menu in 2019 with the subtitle "strong, herbal, sweet" as spotted in menu photos on review sites. Once prepared, the Licensed to Ill conjured up lemon, orange, and herbal aromas. Next, cantaloupe and clementine notes on the sip flowed into Cognac, bitter, herbal, and pine flavors on the swallow.

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