Thursday, October 18, 2012

hernando's hideaway

1 oz Reposado Tequila
1 oz Mezcal
1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Fair Trade Coffee Liqueur
1 barspoon Cinnamon Syrup
3 dash Mole Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.

For my second drink, I asked bartender Danielle for the Hernando's Hideaway. At first, I figured it was a Saturday Night Live reference; however, Billy Crystal's character was Fernando not Hernando. Instead, the drink Danielle created was named after a song about a speakeasy; that song was written for the musical The Pajama Game in 1954.
Hernando's Hideaway greeted the nose with orange and agave aromas. The sip was rich with coffee roast flavors that were accented by wine notes. Finally, the swallow began with smoky mezcal and ended with coffee and cinnamon notes.

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