3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Sloe Gin (Plymouth)
1/2 oz Falernum (Velvet)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Last Thursday on Mixoloseum, the theme was "Falernum". For a base spirit, my mind immediately paired falernum with rum, but after thinking about how Todd Maul at Clio frequently substitutes cachaça in rum's place, I reconsidered. To balance the falernum and cachaça, I went with citrus and a fruit liqueur. I originally considered Cherry Heering, but sloe gin ended up calling out to me since I recently read a few rum-sloe gin recipes. And after driving home in Thursday's torrential downpour, the drink got dubbed the Tempestade after the Portuguese word for storm.