I met up with Wienoo and Johnder for a few drinks at Pegu last night. Can you guess who had what?
Apple Jack(Laird's bonded), Lemon Juice, Grenadine
This is a great drink to start someone on the path to cocktail geek-dom. With only three ingredients the quality of each really makes or breaks this drink. The Laird's bonded, fresh squeezed lemon juice and home made grenadine (pomegranate juice + sugar) is the only way to go on this one.Holy Roller:
Pecan Infused Bourbon (Elijah Craig), Simple Syrup, with a side of Brian's Salty Nuts
A drink that Brian has been working on for a while now. Perfect for the holiday season. Dangerously smooth. And everyone loves his salty nuts.Manhattan:
Rye, Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica), Bitters, with a flamed orange twistBaked Apple:
Apple Jack (Laird's bonded), Cinnamon Tincture, Hess Bitters
Tastes just like apple pie.Unnamed:
Apple Jack (Laird's bonded), Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica), Green Chartreuse, with a flamed orange twist
A drink that Phil and (evil) Jim have been working on for the winter menu. Not for the casual drinker, this one has some serious bitter complexity.
Rye, Cognac, Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica), Benedictine, Peychaud's, Angostura
This was served up which sparked a discussion on how it was historically served in New Orleans and then poured over ice. A great way to end the night.
Rye (Rittenhouse bonded and Old Overholt, Peychaud's, Simple Syrup, in an absinthe rinsed glass with a lemon twist
I love the layers of flavors in this drink.
After leaving Pegu Johnder and I proceeded to Milk and Honey to see what Chad was up to. Ended up closing M&H last night.
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year Neat
Chad had mentioned how this was getting difficult to find so I had to give it a try. Now I need to find some.High Hat:
Rye (Sazerac 6 yr), Cherry Heering, Lemon Juice, Angostura
The Rye and Cherry Heering made an interesting combination, spicy. I forget the specifics of the cherry garnish but it was perfect for this drink. It tasted almost like it had been pickled in vinegar.Tamarind Rum Punch:
Rum (Ron Zacapa 23), Lime, Tamarind Juice, Angostura
This one is just dangerous. You can't taste the alcohol in it at all. It just tastes like a tamarind punch.