Tuesday, December 6, 2011

this, that, the other

2 oz Maurin Quina
1 oz Chinaco Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz Graham Six Grapes Port
1 dash Housemade Lime Bitters (*)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
(*) Possibly a lime peel tincture. Scrappy's sells a lime bitters, and muddling lime peels in the tequila and letting it sit for several minutes might work in a pinch.

Two weeks ago, we heard that Evan Harrison was going to be doing a guest bartending gig at his old haunt, the Independent, that Sunday. Currently, Evan is between jobs after he left Deep Ellum but before Brick & Mortar opens up in another week or two; thus, he has been doing guest stints around town to stay in shape including a night at Craigie on Main. Since we were unable to make the Craigie on Main one, we were quite pleased to attend this one.
The cocktail I picked off the menu, the "This, That, the Other," was a tequila aperitif akin to the Metexa but with richer, fruitier flavors. Furthermore, the combination of Maurin Quina and tequila appealed to me for it worked rather well in Scott Holliday's Tequila Scaffa. The drink presented a tequila and lime oil aroma that led into a rich cherry-grape fruit sip from the Maurin Quina and port. Next, the swallow offered up the complementary duo of tequila and lime peel notes.

1 comment:

Sluggo said...

Yum! I've enjoyed this as well as the Autumn Sweater. Both (I think) are Isaac creations. I was sad when Evan left, but I think the folks there now are doing a bang-up job.