Friday, November 9, 2012

moment in the sun

1 oz Laird's Applejack
1 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (2:1)

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass containing a large ice cube.

After Metrovino in Portland, we were walking back to our hotel and Andrea wanted to catch a nightcap at Teardrop. She was a little envious that I had visited there without her on a night she wanted to catch up on sleep, so I decided to break my visit-things-once motif.  I requested from bartender Art the Moment in the Sun which was subtitled, "to fend off the shortening days; bold, bright, and sing-songy." It seemed like a perfect autumn cocktail, and it reminded me of the Prospector at Kask but with mezcal instead of Batavia Arrack (as well as no sparkling wine).
teardrop portland cocktail applejack mezcal pdxcw
The Moment in the Sun greeted the senses with a smoke, honey, and apple aroma. The lemon balanced by honey sip was chased by apple and smokey agave on the swallow. Indeed, the applejack, mezcal, and lemon ended up reminding me of No. 9 Park's Fire in the Orchard.


SPS said...

I will be making one of these soon. Appropriately autumnal. Sounds right up my alley. Also, the title of a really great novel I recently read:

Toby said...

Reminds me a little of the Jacko's End:

frederic said...

Nice. Previous to the mezcal uprising, I have had tequila with applejack/Calvados before with good effect. Apple does work well with the added smoke notes of mezcal too.