Monday, September 21, 2015


1 oz Milagro Blanco Tequila
1 oz Lustau Oloroso Sherry
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz King's Ginger Liqueur
2 dash Cocktail Kingdom Coffee Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
Last Monday, we ventured down to the South End to have dinner at Estragon. For a first drink, I searched through bartender Sahil Mehta's recipe book and spotted an unnamed sherry and tequila number that was one of his drinks of the day. For a name, I dubbed this one the Palenque after the bullfighting ring, but it is also the name of an ancient Mayan city. Once prepared, it offered a nutty sherry aroma at first with Campari's orange notes creeping in over time. Next, grape on the sip led into tequila, nutty, and bitter orange flavors on the swallow with a ginger finish that gained coffee accents with successive sips.

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