Friday, August 23, 2013

texas tornado

2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida (Montelobos)
3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Agave Nectar
3/4 oz Egg White (1 Egg White)

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an Angostura Bitters flower.

Two Sundays ago, we could not figure out where to go out, so we stayed in for the evening. For a first drink idea, I began to flip through The Cocktail Hour: Tequila booklet until I spotted the Texas Tornado. The text credits Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d'Oro in Santa Monica, CA. Vincenzo's love of motorcycles led him to name this one after champion racer Colin Edwards' nickname.
The Texas Tornado offered an allspice with hints of clove aroma. A creamy orange and lime sip led into a smokey mezcal swallow that transitioned well into a subdued Campari finish.

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