Friday, March 22, 2013

latin trifecta

1 oz Blanco Tequila (Piedra)
1 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Dry Sherry (Lustau Oloroso)
3 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange twist.

Two Mondays ago, I attended a Boston USBG-sponsored talk about aperitifs and digestifs at Backbar. In one of the recipe handouts was Jamie Boudreau's Latin Trifecta, and its tequila, Cynar, and sherry combination seemed alluring. While the sheet did not give a source for the recipe, it does appear in Food & Wine: Cocktails 2009. So two Wednesdays ago, we decided to start the evening with this libation.
jamie boudreau cocktail
The Latin Trifecta presented a dark Cynar aroma that was offset by the bright orange oil notes. A rich caramel and grape sip led into the tequila followed by orange, nutty sherry, and herbal Cynar on the swallow.

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