Plat du Jour October 29: Your 2012 World Champions
Matt Cain might not have thrown another perfect game in last night’s Game 4 of the World Series, but after ten innings, his San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series for the second time in three seasons.
How should we celebrate?
Last week the bartenders at Hiro Sone’s outstanding Ame in San Francisco’s St. Regis Hotel started crafting this orange and black masterpiece, “The Perfect Cain.”
According to The San Francisco Chronicle, here is the perfect championship recipe:
1 1/2 oz. Breaking and Entering Bourbon
1/2 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Juice of 3/4 of a lemon
1 tsp. orange flower water
Shake with ice, then serve up in a chilled coupe
It sounds like a terrific riff on the “Boulevardier,” which itself is a bourbon rendition of a Negroni. I’ll be fascinated by the addition of orange flower water with the bourbon, along with how this new brand of bourbon is, from St. George Spirits in Alameda, just across the Bay from AT&T Park.
Lastly, you must of course garnish with the “SF” logo. The question is: is that molasses or Angostura bitters?
Congratulations Giants! The “Perfect Cain,” the perfect team, and the perfect cocktail.
Meanwhile for our friends on the East Coast, please stay safe as Hurricane Sandy hits! We send you all our best wishes!