Thursday, July 10, 2014

camino del ray

1 1/2 oz Añejo Tequila (Espolon Reposado)
1 oz Oloroso Sherry (Lustau)
1/2 oz Drambuie
1 dash Rhubarb Bitters (Bittermens Burlesque)

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

After the Accoutrement, I turned to the 75th anniversary edition of the Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide for inspiration. There, I spotted the tequila and sherry-containing Camino Del Ray created by Ted Henwood, a spirits ambassador in New York City. In addition to the sherry excitement, the drink utilized the great combination of tequila and Drambuie that Misty Kalkofen introduced me to via her spirits guide Charlotte Voisey.
The Camino Del Ray greeted the nose with lemon oil, tequila, and grape aromas. A honeyed grape sip led into agave, Scotch, sherry nuttiness, and a spice heat from the bitters.

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