Tuesday, December 4, 2012

señor elmo's fire

1 1/2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1/2 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Tuesdays ago, I finally stopped by Scholar's in Boston. For a first drink, I asked bartender John Henderson for the Señor Elmo's Fire that was subtitled, "smoke not fire, with a taste of fall spices." I picked it for it reminded me of a spice-driven Division Bell. And like a man in motion, John set off to make the drink.
scholars boston bistro 25 school street john henderson cocktail
The Señor Elmo's Fire proffered a smoky mezcal aroma that was softened by the lemon and spiced by the allspice dram. Next, a lemon and light cherry sip was followed by a mezcal, Maraschino, and allspice swallow. Overall, the Maraschino rather tempered the mezcal, and the combination worked well with the spice notes in the drink.

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