Unicycle (Drink Lab 10)

1 12 oz Brandy
34 oz CioCiaro
14 oz Triple sec, Cointreau
14 oz Lemon juice
14 oz Simple syrup
2   Kumquat (muddled)
1   Kumquat (as garnish)
Shake, strain, rocks, lowball, garnish
Sub muddled orange peel and extra lemon for Kumquats. Needs further refinement.
Made a la minute for Thursday Drink Night 4/28/2011
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Zachary Pearson's picture

Dan, From looking at it,


From looking at it, maybe drop the simple and change the Cointreau for Averna?

Well, it's supposed to be a

Well, it's supposed to be a sidecar riff -- get it ;-)

I'm not sure Averna has the orange to pull it off, but it might be worth trying. I think it's Montenegro that's very orange forward, but I don't intend to buy it as I've heard it described as a "creamsicle." The simple was there only because the kumquats were very sour. Sometimes they are almost sweet, though.

I'll try what you suggest. Since you have Amer Picon, you could take it in that direction. I do have a small amount of Amer Picon Biere. Maybe try that.

Tried this again. No kumquats

Tried this again. No kumquats on hand, so I muddled a small clementine with 2 swaths of lemon peel. Used Averna instead of Cointreau. Added a dash of Bokers and two of Regans'. Upped lemon to 1oz. Good, but not as good as it was with kumquats, I think.