Thursday, July 19, 2012

emerald toucan

3/4 oz Tequila
3/4 oz Galliano L'Autentico Liqueur
3/4 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with a lime twist.
Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I ventured over to Estragon for dinner. For a drink, we asked bartender Sahil Mehta to show off his entry into the Galliano cocktail contest. His recipe, the Emerald Toucan, appeared to be a riff on the classic Yellow Bird with tequila and St. Germain subbing for the Yellow Bird's light rum and triple sec, respectively. The Emerald Toucan began with a lime and agave nose that led into a citrus sip. The swallow was a combination of the tequila and a floral herbal finish that surprisingly tasted unlike either St. Germain or Galliano.


Anonymous said...

There is a lot of foam on that drink. Was there any egg white?

frederic said...

No egg white and I'm not fully sure, although it could be due to the fact that he used Angelique (infused tequila) since they have a cordial license at Estragon (strange Boston liquor license laws). Angelique has some pineapple in it apparently. Otherwise, the lime, Galliano, and St.G shouldn't foam up like that. He may have designed the drink with regular tequila (or with regular tequila in mind) but has to deal with his restaurant's bottle limitations.

Here's the photo of what Sahil submitted to the contest: