Monday, March 2, 2015


1 1/2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Crème de Cacao (here, Caffè Borghetti)
1/2 oz Bittermens Mole Bitters
1 Whole Egg

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a rocks or similar glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg (here, omitted).
On the way home after West Bridge, I stopped into Trina's Starlite Lounge for a drink. There, I asked bartender Tony Iamunno for the #OSMC which stood for the "obligatory seasonal mixology cocktail." Mid-build, Tony realized that they were out of creme de cacao, so I suggested a coffee liqueur instead. Moments later, he could not find the nutmeg... Once fully mixed, the #OSMC began with a dark cherry aroma with a hint of smoke. A creamy cherry sip gave way to a smoky agave swallow with chocolate and coffee roasts on the finish.

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