Tuesday, August 3, 2010


3/4 oz Don Julio Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz Cherry Heering
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3 spritz Sombra Mezcal

Shake all but Mezcal with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top drink with 3 sprays of Mezcal.

Skipping ahead to the 1980-1990 section of the Diageo Happy Hour at Tales of the Cocktail was Leo Robitschek's Eclipse. The Eclipse currently appears on the cocktail menu at Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan where Leo works. Unlike say the next table's Don Johnson which was described as a modern variation of the 1980's classic the Cosmopolitan, the Eclipse had no historical explanation provided. The drink did remind me of Coppa's Riccardo, a Mezcal-based Blood and Sand. The Eclipse started with a rather smokey nose from the Mezcal floated on top of the drink. The sip had a delightful soft tequila flavor on the front of the sip that was followed by a sour cherry note on the swallow.

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