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Say Something …

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… please!!  Maybe I’ve been listening to that song way too much this past week or maybe having felt inspired to creative and desirous of feedback … but I need you all to do just that … drink my Say Something

I do not fully know what it is about this drink, but I love it.  Why?  It is pretty simple in construction (as most of my “creations” are) and yet, I keep thinking about it. Inspired for some odd reason to mix anise flavors with other flavors, we gave some thought, grabbed some bottles and then began to mix and stir.  With one exception, the below recipe is, in my humble view, one of our better efforts.  The simple syrup addition is optional … decide if you think it is needed to mellow the mix a bit … if not, leave it out.

Tasting notes:  

“Who would have thought, black licorice and fruit?  I’m a believer now!”  

“Layers of sweetness, but not in a hell of candy shop experience … the licorice flavor creates a sweetness profile on the palate the lends to sweetness of the multiple fruit components.  Slightly orchard, slightly herbal, beauty in a glass.”

“A touch of real sweetness from simple syrup might help enhance … make it the dash of salt in our dish.”

As always, please comment on the post and let us know.

Say Something …
Recipe created, he thinks, by theSpeakista

•    1 oz Krogstad Aquavit   
•    1 oz Lairds Bonded Apple Brandy
•    3/4 oz Byrrh Grand Quinquina
•    1/2 oz Gran Classico Bitter  
•    1 tsp. simple syrup (optional … try it without first)
Garnish: none
Glass: chilled cocktail glass or coupe
Tools: mixing glass, strainer and bar spoon

Assembly: add all ingredients to the mixing glass with cracked and non-cracked ice and stir for 20 or 30 revolutions. Let sit for several seconds and then repeat stirring for 20 or 30 revolutions.  Strain into the serving glass.

For some reason, this little drink of mine has done something to me.  I can’t fully explain it but I love it. I love the way it tastes.

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