Saturday, August 31, 2013

oaxacan fix

1 1/2 oz Añejo Tequila (Espólon Reposado)
1/2 oz Mezcal (Sombra)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Curaçao (Senior)
1/4 oz Agave Syrup (1:1)
1 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters (Homemade)

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

Two Sundays ago, I decided to make a recipe that Sam Treadway of Backbar posted on Facebook. For the drink of the day, he riffed on Phil Ward's Oaxacan Old Fashioned, added citrus, and turned it into a Fix. He was so proud of the result that he posted it on Facebook just in case you could not make it in that day. A week later, I did make it in to try their newer offerings, but this one I made at home.
The orange twist's aroma prepared the senses for the citrussy sip. Next, the swallow began with tequila and smoky mezcal and ended with a light chocolate note. Andrea commented that the end result was akin to an Agave Sidecar.

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