Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Toast to the End of Time, Pt. 3: Shenaut-be-wan Speaks

When I asked my friend Dave Shenaut what he'd be drinking should the Mayan apocalypse pooh-poohed by sensible types come to pass (surprise!), he took time out from opening the dual bar program at the brand new and much-anticipated Raven and Rose in the Ladd Carriage House to answer my query.

"I picture the end of the world burning like the first bead of light in the eye through the blinds of an otherwise dark, warm and comfortable bedroom," he said. "For some reason, rolling over and pulling the sheets over your head just won't do the trick.

"When the end of the world comes, you might as well quit hitting snooze, get your ass out of bed, face the day and shake up this bracer from the The Savoy Cocktail Book, twisted within reason, of course."

He suggested sipping it slowly while listening to the tune above.

Adapted from The Savoy Cocktail Book

1.5 oz. Four Roses Single Barrel
3/4 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz. Pierre Ferrand Curacao

Shaken hard and served up with the peel of an orange.

Read the other posts in this series:  A Nod to a Classic and Tiki On!

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