3/4 oz Chichicapa Mezcal (Sombra)
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
3/4 oz Campari
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Two Mondays ago, we decided to venture into Beta Cocktails to find our evening's libation. There, I spotted an interesting quad from Maksym Pazuniak called the Last Mechanical Art. The drink started with an orange oil aroma that brightened up the mezcal's smokiness. While the sip was a gentle grape and caramel, the swallow began with Punt e Mes and Cynar's bitterness and ended with Campari and mezcal flavors. After a few sips, the Campari notes begin to linger on the finish; indeed, the Campari seemed to be better balanced in Maks' next iteration of this theme, Dancing in the Dark, which I will write about next week.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.