Wednesday, June 27, 2012

velvet goldmine

2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
1/2 oz Fernet Branca
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4+ oz Agave Nectar
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and add  straws.

Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I stopped in at Temple Bar for cocktails. The drink I started with was the Velvet Goldmine; bartender Sam Gabrielli mentioned that fellow bartender Evan Kenney created this drink. Perhaps Evan being the lead singer for the Bodega Girls had some influence in his naming the it after the 1998 glam rock movie hit. The ingredient list shared a bit of similarity with the Independent's Agave Maria, so I was definitely tempted to try it.
The Velvet Goldmine offered a mint aroma and a lime flavored sip. The swallow began with the smokey mezcal and pineapple notes and ended with Fernet Branca's menthol and the falernum's clove elements.

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