Wednesday, May 23, 2012

1910 cocktail

3/4 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
3/4 oz El Tesoro Reposado Tequila (*)
1 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist an orange peel over the top and discard.
(*) Postnote January 2022: Ezra finalized this drink with Cognac. See below.

After Stoddard's, I continued my Sunday bar crawl to Drink where I found a seat in front of bartender Jeff Grdinich. For a start, Jeff recommended a variation on the 1919 Cocktail proportions that was crafted by Ezra Star. When I commented that it looked more like an agave-based Red Hook, Jeff replied that it was like Boston and New York took a trip to Mexico. Although I did not inquire about what Ezra named the drink after, I have to believe given the spirit choice that it is a reference to the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.
The 1910 Cocktail offered up an agave and orange aroma that later gained Maraschino notes as the citrus oils subsided. The Punt e Mes' grape filled the sip, and the swallow started with a smoky tequila and mezcal combination. Next, Maraschino's nutty mingled with Punt e Mes' bitter notes, and the drink concluded with spice notes on the finish.
Postnote 9/19/22: I discovered this in the "Drinks of Drink" notebook at work and found the Rosetta Stone -- it was created as a tequila-mezcal cocktail and switched to Cognac-mezcal one later. See the updated 1910 Cocktail entry for tasting notes.

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