Friday, July 27, 2012

lauren and orange

2 oz Chinaco Añejo Tequila
1 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Clément Créole Shrubb Orange Liqueur

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

After the rum drink, Todd suggested switching gears to a tequila one, the Lauren and Orange, that was a riff on the Margarita. Todd explained that Lauren is a regular along with Simon and one night she showed up wearing an orange shirt; this is the drink that he made for her.
The Lauren and Orange offered up a lime and orange aroma; these two citrus notes continued on into the sip along with the vermouth's grape flavor. The swallow then presented the aged tequila plus citrus peel notes. Indeed, the citrus balanced by orange liqueur and sweet vermouth worked rather well here as it has in drinks like the brandy-based Emily Shaw's Special.

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