Friday, March 1, 2024

mortal coil

1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin (Beefeater 44%)
3/4 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Nocino (Russo)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Cinnamon Bitters (Fee's Whiskey Barrel-Aged)

Stir with ice, strain into a Nick & Nora glass, and garnish with a lemon pigtail twist.
Two Fridays ago, I ventured back to the online recipe flashcard sets for Pouring Ribbons, and I found the curious Martini riff called the Mortal Coil that appeared on their Fall 2014 menu. After making it, I was unsure if I had tried any gin and walnut liqueur drinks, and it turned out that I have had two before with an unnamed one by John Gertsen at Drink in late 2008 being the closest to Pouring Ribbons' (the other was the Bamboozled at Backbar which was more sherry driven). In the glass, the Mortal Coil lifted off with lemon, walnut, and cinnamon aromas. Next, grape and a dark note from the nocino on the sip sprung into gin, grape-herbal, dark nutty, allspice, cinnamon, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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