Wednesday, December 19, 2012

very old cow

1 1/2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
3/4 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.
citizen public house fenway boston cocktail
After the Repeal Party at the Hawthorne, I met up with Andrea at the Citizen Public House for a late night snack and drink. For a cocktail, bartender John Nugent recommended the mezcal-based Very Old Cow that he had created. The drink began with an orange oil, fruity Aperol, and smoky mezcal aroma. The Punt e Mes' grape and Aperol's orange sip was followed by the mezcal, Punt e Mes' bitter elements, and a light Maraschino finish. The Aperol and lighter touch of Maraschino in this drink definitely took it in a different direction than other mezcal Red Hook-like drinks like the Magoun Squad, South Congress, and 1910 Cocktail.

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