This intriguing liqueur begins with raisin, candied fig, and cookie on the nose. It has a delicate, layered body which combines notes of dried apricot, black tea, honey, hay, baking spice, and maple with a long, persistent finish.
Where does it come from?
New Deal teamed up with Portland coffee-roasters, Water Avenue Coffee on this project. They have a long-standing relationship with the Menendez family in El Salvador and have sourced this Cascara from a high-elevation grown Pacamara varietal of coffee.
What is Cascara?
Cascara (“husk” in spanish) is the fruit of the coffee seed, sometimes called a coffee cherry. Usually, in the coffee production process, the fruit is discarded and only the coffee seed is retained. However, the skins can be dried and made into a rather pleasant-flavored tea. This led to experimentation and ultimately to making the cascara into a liqueur.
Cascara Old Fashioned
- 2 oz Distiller’s Reserve Rye Whiskey
- ½ oz Cascara Liqueur
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 orange peel for garnish
Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into an Old Fashioned glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel.
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