Thursday, March 22, 2012

sister mary

1 oz Chinaco Blanco Tequila
1 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz Aperol

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.

The other drink I had at Brick and Mortar was one of the first and longest lasting ones on the menu, the Sister Mary. Since Brick and Mortar's menu is mostly stirred straight spirits drinks (save for citrus-containing tall drinks, Daiquiri Time Out shots, and the occasional Fix), the Sister Mary has been a popular one for people wanting softer, citrus drinks like a Daisy. The recipe reminded me of the Bohemian that Misty Kalkofen created while at Green Street; here the Bohemian's gin and Peychaud's Bitters were swapped for tequila and Aperol, respectively. In terms of agave-based grapefruit and St. Germain drinks, Sam Treadway's Agony and Ecstasy that he created while working with Misty at Drink comes to mind; that mezcal-based drink added some spicier notes with chipotle tabasco sauce instead of bitters. While I had always attributed this drink to Misty for the above reasons, I later learned from Misty (August 2020) that this was actually created by Evan Harrison while at Deep Ellum before he began working at Brick and Mortar.
The Sister Mary offered up a tequila and grapefruit aroma with soft floral accents from the St. Germain. I had already prepared myself for the sweetness that greeted me on the sip, and it accompanied the grapefruit flavor with fruit notes from the St. Germain and Aperol. The tequila and St. Germain's floral aspects on the swallow then rounded out the drink.

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