Monday, May 21, 2012

el jimador re-animador

3/4 oz Reposado Tequila (Espolón)
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc (Cocchi Americano)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. The recipe was slightly adapted from the original.

On Saturday two weeks ago, to continue the progression from the Sunflower to the Flowers of Distinction, I decided to try a tequila Corpse Reviver #2 variation that I had spotted a while ago in Saveur's Cointreau cocktail competition. The El Jimador Re-animador was created by Kathleen Semanski, a bartender at Scholars Lounge in Boston. With the tequila, aromatized wine, and lime, it reminded me of the Loop Tonic and perhaps the Jimador Sour but with more orange flavors in the mix.

The Jimador Re-animador began with a lemon, lime, and agave aroma. The sip offered up a citrus mix of the orange liqueur, Cocchi Americano, and lime juice, and the swallow paired the vegetal aspects of the tequila with a light amount of Green Chartreuse's herbalness at the end.

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