1 1/2 oz Fair Trade Quinoa Vodka
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz Cynar
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist a lemon and an orange peel over the top.
The other drink I tried at Eastern Standard was the Espionage which features Fair Trade's vodka. The vodka is made from quinoa which donates a rather pleasant earthiness to the spirit, although that note was a little lost here when mixed with the trio of flavorful bitter liqueurs. The drink, created by Kevin Martin, began with a bounty of citrus oils from the lemon and orange twists. The Cynar and Amaro Montenegro's caramel rich notes filled the sip, and the swallow rounded out with herbal flavors from mainly the Cynar and a mintiness from the Amaro Montenegro. Andrea commented that the Espionage was rather food friendly perhaps from the earthiness of the vodka or the savory notes in the Yellow Chartreuse.
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