Tuesday, August 30, 2011

[jalisco buck]

1 oz Corralejo Tequila
1/2 oz Root Liqueur
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with 2 oz ginger beer, garnish with grated nutmeg, and add a straw.
After Stoddard's, I took the Red Line back and decided to get a nightcap at Bergamot. When I asked bartender Paul Manzelli what he had been tinkering with lately, he replied that he was really excited about the Root liqueur that was new to the bar. In discussing Root drinks I have had, I mentioned that it went really well with tequila in the El Toro, and Paul began scheming a drink around this flavor pairing. The end result was a ginger beer-laden Buck that somewhat reminded me of the Restauranteur in structure. The Buck's nutmeg garnish produced a robust aroma, and the sip was a crisp combination of the ginger beer and lime flavors. Lastly, the tequila and liqueur's root beer-like notes rounded out the swallow.

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