Friday, April 12, 2013

spanish union

3/4 oz Milagro Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I ventured down to Island Creek Oyster Bar. There, we found seats in front of bar manager Vikram Hedge. For a first drink, I requested the Spanish Union for the combination of tequila and sherry has often been a winner. Vik explained how he wanted to go heavier on the tequila, but general manager Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli's recommendation of keeping it on the lighter side won out.
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The sherry and lime aromas filled the nose, and similarly, the grape and citrus continued on into the sip. The swallow offered the tequila and cinnamon flavors that were rounded out by the sherry and chocolate notes.

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