Thursday, May 17, 2012

naked and famous

3/4 oz Mezcal (Sombra)
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

Last week, our copy of Food and Wine: Cocktails 2012 arrived, and that Tuesday I decided to flip through and find a drink. The one that appealed most to Andrea was Joaquin Simo's Naked and Famous that he created at Death and Co. in New York. Besides being an interesting Last Word variation, we have had good luck with his drinks including the Punky Monkey, Flor de Jerez, and Day Bell.
The Naked and Famous presented a mezcal aroma with a citrus note that came across as orange. The orange continued on into the sip along with crisp lime and rhubarb flavors. Finally, the smokey mezcal blossomed on the swallow that ended with Yellow Chartreuse savory herbal notes. The Naked and Famous was a pretty solid drink, and I guess that the Hawthorne in Boston agrees because I spotted it on their menu yesterday. Fans of this mezcal drink may also like Phil Ward's Division Bell and No. 9 Park's La Palabra.

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