Tuesday, June 26, 2012

last letter

1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila (Espolón)
3/4 oz Drambuie
1/2 oz Averna
2 dash Mole Bitters (housemade)

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

For a nightcap that Thursday, I decided to make the Last Letter by Evan Harrison of Brick and Mortar. The recipe appears in The Drambuie Companion, a collection of Boston-made recipes that highlight the liqueur, and any excuse to try one of Evan's creations is a good one in my book.
The Last Letter had a lemon oil aroma; in addition, I experienced a honey-caramel note while Andrea got more of the tequila. On the sip, Drambuie's honey paired well with Averna's dark caramel notes, and the swallow offered tequila, chocolate, and spice. As the drink got warmer, it became much sweeter; perhaps too sweet and making the drink as 2:1/2:1/2 would probably help this balance better match my palate.

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