Wednesday 24 October 2012

Fall Cocktails: "The Satchmo" by Simon Ogden

Next we trek across the ocean to Victoria where seasoned veteran and CPBA Vice-President Simon Ogden at the Veneto Tapa Lounge shares his rendition of fall, employing spice, fruit, and smoke.

Simon explains:  "Named in honour of the great Jazzman, this cocktail is what I imagine Louis Armstrong's voice tastes like. Honey and smoke, with autumnal bitters providing the bass notes. A twist on the classic whiskey sour."

The Satchmo

2oz Black Grouse Scotch
1 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey syrup
3/4 oz egg white
4-5 dashes Apple and Cinnamon bitters

Shaken thoroughly and strained into a chilled glass. Finished with a spritz of Ardbeg.

Honey Syrup: 
boil equal parts water and liquid honey until dissolved.

Apple & Cinnamon Bitters: 

B.C. Gala apples and broken cinnamon bark with lemon peel, cardamom, cloves, gentian root, and star anise all steeped in whiskey.

Later this month as part of the fall series I will be offering a couple recipes for bitters, including apple, so keep this on your to-make list until then.
Another great option is the "Crabapple and Cardamom" Bittered Sling Extract by Kale & Nori. Click here for a list of current retailers for their products.

Also be sure to check out Simon's previous contributions to this site:
"The Cherry Bob-omb" for Maraschino March

We are creeping closer to Halloween and starting next post the drinks will begin to get ghoulish, bloody, and generally more scary...

The Fall Cocktail Series:
You can see the series introduction here
and more terrible Halloween cocktails here
"Death & Oranges" by Donnie Wheeler
"Jones' Bitter Aperitif" by Evelyn Chick
"Dark City" by Jay Jones
Classic Halloween Cocktails 
"The Giant Huntsman" by Lauren Mote
"The Bay Harbour Butcher" by Shaun Layton  
"A Nightmare On Juniper Street" by Shea Hogan 

[[ Photo by Simon Ogden ]]

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