Tuesday, July 24, 2012

resting point

1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila (Espolón)
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Agave Syrup
1 Strawberry

Muddle the strawberry. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice, shake, and double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a strawberry fan.

Two Sundays ago, I selected the Resting Point from the PDT Cocktail Book as our evening's libation. Lindsay Nader who created this drink in 2010 named the drink after two of the ingredients: reposado tequila and Punt e Mes, which translates to rested tequila and point and a half, respectively.
The Resting Point conjured a strawberry bouquet along with mineral notes from the tequila. The strawberry on the sip was joined by the lemon and grape flavors, and the swallow was a medley of tequila, Punt e Mes' bitter flavors, and Yellow Chartreuse herbal ones. Overall, the drink was a more complex Fresa Catrina that shared some resemblance to Alice in Wonderland No. 2.

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