Wednesday, November 7, 2012

first rodeo

1/2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1/2 oz El Tesoro Tequila
3/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz Yellow Chartruese
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Sink 1/4+ oz Campari.

The other drink I had at Central in Portland from Jade Brown Godfrey of Brooklyn's Bellweather was the First Rodeo. With Maraschino, Chartreuse, citrus, and spirit, the First Rodeo shared some similarities with the Last Word when being built despite having slightly shifted proportions. However, once the Campari was poured over the top and attractively sank to the bottom of the coupe Tequila Sunrise-style, it changed my thinking about the drink.
The mezcal and tequila components contributed greatly to the First Rodeo's nose. Lemon and Maraschino's cherry filled the sip, and the swallow showcased the agave, smoke, and savory Yellow Chartreuse flavors. Later, as the Campari began to enter the swallow, the Maraschino curiously switched from appearing in the sip to in the swallow.


Dagreb said...

"This ain't the first I've seen this dog and pony show. "

MT said...

What type of tequila? Blanco, repo, anejo? Just listing the brand name isn't much help...

frederic said...

I'm assuming it was blanco since it was not specified as a reposed or other.