Monday, December 21, 2020


1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila (Lunazul)
1/2 oz Mezcal (Fidencio)
1/2 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Perhaps increasing the apricot and lime to 3/4 oz each would give this a bit more body.
Two Mondays ago, I was thinking about the Pendennis Cocktail with its apricot, Peychaud's, and lime, and wondered what it would be like as an agave-based drink instead of a gin one. Therefore, I subbed in the reposado tequila-mezcal combination from the Oaxacan Old Fashioned to round out this mashup. For a name, I dubbed this the Lupita after the Mexican actress Lupita Tovar who was born in Oaxaca and starred in the 1931 Spanish language version of Dracula. Once prepared, the Lupita shared a smoke aroma over apricot notes. Next, lime and orchard fruit on the sip sallied into smoky agave, bitter apricot, and anise on the swallow.

1 comment:

SPS said...

I just did this up with 3/4 oz lime, 1/2 oz apricot, heavy barspoon of agave, pinch of salt. It was lovely and surprisingly elegant! Thanks!