“The Daily Drink” brings you a must-try libation from our booze columnist Zach Geballe.
One of the harder parts of writing this piece is remembering to take photos of my drinks. That’s especially the case when they come at the end of a delicious and indulgent dinner, like this Smoking Gun at Nell’s. Seeing as it came after an aperitif, white wine, and red wine, you’ll have to forgive me for only capturing the “after” image. It was, appropriately, a rich and smoky blend of James E. Pepper 1776 rye, Meletti amaro, and Laphroaig scotch, garnished with a scorched orange peel. Not necessarily the most conventional end-of-meal drink, but as you can see I didn’t have any trouble finishing it!
Zach Geballe does a lot of drinking. When he’s not working at The Dahlia Lounge or for his business Vine Trainings, he’s studying for the Court of Master Sommeliers Exam. His weekly column here at Seattle Weekly, The Bar Code, endeavors to inspire, educate and sometimes poke fun at all things beer, wine and spirits related.