Monday, January 20, 2014

la mirage

1 3/4 oz Batavia Arrack
3/4 oz Aguardiente Antioqueño (*)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Fee's Chocolate Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
(*) In a pinch, substitute a white rum with a barspoon of anisette, raki, or absinthe.
Two Tuesdays ago, we braved the cold blustery weather and made our way to Casa B in Union Square, Somerville, to have dinner. For a drink, bartender Taso Papatsoris suggested an off-menu Batavia Arrack cocktail called La Mirage. Once mixed, it offered an orange oil aroma that led into a lemon sip. The Batavia Arrack funky rum flavors then led off the swallow that ended with anise and chocolate notes on the finish.

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