Saturday, December 12, 2020

23 jump street

1 3/4 oz Calle 23 Reposado Tequila (Lunazul)
1/2 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
6-8 dash Creole Bitters (Peychaud's)
6-8 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.

Two Saturdays ago, I opened up Doni Belau's Paris Cocktails and spied the 23 Jump Street that reminded me of the late 1980s television series 21 Jump Street with a young Johnny Depp more so than the movies that followed. Here, the name was influenced by the French run tequila brand Calle 23, and this recipe created by Joseph Biolatto and Yoan Bonneau won them the Trophées du Bar competition in 2012.
The 23 Jump Street greeted the nose with an orange and agave bouquet. Next, a grape-driven sip led into tequila and bitter grape flavors on the swallow with an anise and orange finish. As the drink warmed up, it got rather bitter, so perhaps a lighter hand with the dashes or serving this drink on the rocks could help reduce this shift.

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