Monday, July 13, 2015


2 oz Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
1 pinch Mint Leaves

Shake with ice and double strain into a cocktail glass. Top with 1 oz sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist.

After the Novecento, Andrea and I headed over to Russell House Tavern for dinner. For a drink, Andrea asked bartender Jay Miranda for the Guadalajara which appeared to be an Old Cuban in structure. Jay confirmed that and also likened it to a Southside, and he added that it was bar manager Ashish Mitra's creation and that it has been a top seller as of late.
Tequila and lemon on the nose preceded the carbonated crisp wine and lemon notes on the sip. The swallow then yielded the tequila and mint which made for a refreshing pairing.

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