Monday, August 15, 2016


1 1/2 oz Macchu Pisco
1/2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal
1/2 oz Blanco Vermouth
1/2 oz Elderflower Liqueur
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with 5 drops of Angostura Bitters.
Two Tuesdays ago, we celebrated my belated birthday at Myers & Chang, and afterwards we were in a cocktail mood. Therefore, we headed over to the Ink Block to visit Bar Mezzana. For a drink, I asked bartender Jenna Rycroft for the 1491; she later explained that she created this along with bar manager Ryan Lotz for the opening menu with a pre-Columbus theme of New World spirits. I had previously had a 3:1 mix of pisco to mezcal in the Firecracker Cocktail, and I was up for revisiting the flavor combination. In the glass, the 1491 presented floral aromas to the nose. Next, a creamy lemon and fruity sip gave way to pisco, smoky mezcal, and floral notes on the swallow.

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