Friday, October 31, 2014

broken oath

1 1/2 oz Sombra Mezcal
3/4 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
3/4 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Galliano Ristretto
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters (Housemade)

Stir with ice and strain into a Nick & Nora glass (cocktail glass).
Two Thursdays ago, I turned to the Death & Co. Cocktail Book for inspiration. There, I spotted the Broken Oath in the agave section created by Eryn Reece in 2013. With mezcal, coffee liqueur, and sherry, the recipe reminded me of some of Misty Kalkofen's delights such as the Pare de Sufrir. Once mixed, the Broken Oath offered a smoke and coffee aroma with some grape notes from the sherry and vermouth peaking through. Next, the dark grape sip gave way to smoky agave, nutty sherry, and coffee flavors on the swallow.


Paul said...

Can the Galliano Ristretto be substituted by another espresso liqueur, like say Borghetti ?

frederic said...

Should be fine. I have Borghetti at work and Ristretto at home. Both are dark and rich and plenty coffee-noted.