Monday, October 29, 2012

the 47%

1 1/4 oz Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal
1 oz Cocchi Americano
3/4 oz Combier Orange Liqueur
1/4 oz Zucca

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.

For a second libation at Brick and Mortar, I asked bartender Evan Harrison if there were any recipes from their Spin the Bottle events. The one he picked for me was the 47% from the one where Senator John (a/k/a T.J. the DJ) was controlling the turn tables; his event's menu for "Re-Elect Senator John" had a variety of politically named drinks. In case this post is looked back upon in a few years, the 47% is in reference to the statistic Romney generated as to what percentage of the American population pays no income tax. And my apologies for inserting anything about the Democratic or Republican Parties here, for we at Cocktail Virgin only fully endorse the Drinking Party.
The mezcal in the 47% proffered a smoky agave aroma. The orange-citrus wine sip led into mezcal tempered by Zucca's bitter notes on the swallow. Perhaps increasing the Zucca by a quarter ounce and cutting down the orange liqueur by that same amount might make for a more interesting drink for me, but the recipe was quite enjoyable regardless.

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