Wednesday, June 27, 2012

snake in the grass

1 3/4 oz Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz Lemongrass Syrup (*)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
2 dash Bittermens Boston Bittahs

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a long, coiled lime twist.
(*) For possible recipes, check out the Savory and Boudreau ones.

Since Andrea had enjoyed her Snake in the Grass at Temple Bar, I decided to get one too. I was correct in guessing that the drink was based off of the Scofflaw, and bartender Sam Gabrielli explained that the lime twist was like the snake and the lemongrass syrup was the grass.
The Snake in the Grass possessed a lime and tequila bouquet. The lime juice flavors worked well with the dry vermouth's wine notes in the sip. Moreover, the tequila and lemongrass elements complemented each other rather well on the swallow. Overall, the drink's balance reminded me of the Groovy Child perhaps due to the lime and dry vermouth pairing.

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