Saturday, July 28, 2018

agnes & the merman

1 1/2 oz Mezcal (Fidencio)
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Agave Nectar

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lime wheel.

Two Saturdays ago, I decided to make a drink that I spotted on the BarNotes app from Maria Polise at Philadelphia's The Farmer's Cabinet circa 2012. The cocktail was entitled Agnes & the Merman which is a reference to a trio of underwater bronze sculptures in a Copenhagen canal. What drew me to the recipe was the inclusion of Punt e Mes in a Mezcal Sour similar to what I have tinkered with in drinks like the Dakkar Grotto and have tried from other sources such as the Seersucker Fizz.
The Agnes & the Merman greeted the nose with smoke and lime aromas with a darker note from the Punt e Mes. Next, grapefruit, lime, and grape danced together on the sip, and the swallow began with smoky mezcal and bitter grapefruit flavors and ended with lingering agave vegetalness.

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