Monday, September 16, 2013

end of days

3/4 oz Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Top with 1 oz Strangeways Phantasmic East Coast IPA or another American IPA (Founders Double Trouble). Garnish with a lime wheel.

Two Wednesdays ago, I was flipping through the Beer Advocate magazine when I spotted an interesting beer cocktail recipe called the End of Days. The drink was created at Saison in Richmond, Virginia, and submitted to the magazine by their beverage director Chris Elford. It combines three elements that they really like at the bar -- namely, agave spirit, American IPAs, and bitterness.
The lime wheel garnish contributed to the End of Days' nose along with the tequila aromas. A lime and malt sip gave way to a swallow that began with tequila and ended with a bitter medley of Campari and hops.

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