101 Best New Cocktails: Bent Thumbtack by Tate Darwin, Jack & Charlie’s, Visalia, CA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, July 12th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Bent Thumbtack

Tate Darwin, Jack & Charlie’s, Visalia, CA, USA

Bent Thumbtack Tate Darwin - Copy

45 ml (1.5 oz) Redbreast 12 year old Irish whiskeyBent Thumbtack - Copy

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Cherry Heering

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Dancing Pines Chai Liqueur*

2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

1 lemon twist, as garnish

Stir over ice, and strain into a double old-fashioned glass containing 1 large ice cube.  Add the garnish

*From the Dancing Pines Web Site

“Our most popular liqueur for a reason, there is truly nothing else like it. Dancing Pines Chai Liqueur is painstakingly created as an authentic Chai tea. We carefully balance the flavors from whole leaf black tea and five spices. The result is a delightful liqueur worth enjoying neat or adding to your next favorite cocktail!  Winner of a Double Gold Medal at the San Fransisco World Spirits Competition.  Top 50 spirits of 2012 and 96 points by Wine Enthusiast.”

gaz sez:  You can’t go wrong here.  This cheeky bugger builds into a crescendo that will have you singing from the mountain top.  A fine drink, indeed.

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