Sunday, March 3, 2024

bear skin rug

1 1/2 oz Berkshire Mountain Distillers Ragged Mountain Rum (Privateer New England Reserve)
1/2 oz Arkansas Black Apple Brandy (Morin Calvados Selection)
1/4 oz Averna
1/4 oz Amontillado Sherry (Lustau)
1/4 oz Maple Syrup

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Sundays ago, I uncovered an online flashcard set for Ward 8 in Boston and spied the split base rum-apple brandy Manhattan riff. I was able to date the drink to around 2017 from when the bartender who posted the recipe set worked there, and the combination of Averna, Amontillado, and maple seemed intriguing as modifiers. In the glass, the Bear Skin Rug showcased a caramel, maple, and nutty aroma. Next, grape notes on the sip led into rum, apple, raisin, maple, and herbal flavors on the swallow.


Darth Nader said...

where does one find recipe flash cards?

frederic said...

Google searching for Quizlet, Brainscape, and other sites using search terms like interesting liqueurs and spirits or sometimes famous bar and bartender names.

Unknown said...

Great name for this type of drink, brilliant. Will try for the name alone - David James