1 1⁄2 oz Scotch
1⁄2 oz Zucca (Can sub Sfumato)
1⁄2 oz Honey syrup
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)

Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass, fill with ice, and garnish with a lemon twist.


Left out of the history on the blog was that the honey-Zucca combination was one that I gleaned from Frank Cisneros' Margot Tenebaum from Amanda Schuster's New York Cocktails. That inspired my use of the combination in the Shipwrecked. But Scotch works better with Zucca does that the MT's Bourbon.


As part of menu development at La Brasa, I was inspired by the honey-rabarbaro combination that worked so well in the Shipwrecked. Our bar's blended Scotch sadly gets neglected save for except at weddings, and I thus recalled how well rabarbaros like Zucca pair with Scotch such as in the Caustic Negroni. The rest fell into place as I used lemon juice to cut the sweetness, and Angostura and Peychaud's Bitters to donate darker and brighter levels of bitter herbal complexity and spice, respectively. For a name, I dubbed it after Somerville's mayor, Joe Curtatone, although Joe is more of an Averna guy from the times that I have served him elsewhere in town.

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