Tuesday, March 23, 2010

sierra madre

2 oz Milagro Silver Tequila
3/4 oz Allspice Dram
3/4 oz Creme de Cacao
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
2 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
On Tuesday night after a networking event in Boston, I rendezvoused with Andrea at No. 9 Park. There, we found seats at the far end of the bar in front of bartender Ted Kilpatrick who gladly made me the Sierra Madre off of the cocktail menu. The Sierra Madre started with a tequila and citrus nose, and as the drink warmed up, it gained an allspice aroma as well. The sip had a strong tequila flavor with lingering allspice notes that continued after the tequila taste had faded; moreover, the transition between the blanco tequila and the dram's spice was rather smooth. In addition, the cacao flavors worked rather well with the citrus in a Twentieth Century sort of way.

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