Thursday, August 27, 2015

dolores haze

1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
3/4 oz Aperol
2 dash Fee's Aztec Chocolate Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a glass rinsed with Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch and Bittermens Mole Bitters. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The drink that Andrea requested at the Barrel House in Beverly was the Dolores Haze. Guest bartender Patrick Andrew from Bar Tek-Nique in New Hampshire described how he wanted to call this one the Rosita Lolita, but he felt that it could be taken as a little offensive. Instead, he dubbed it after the character in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. The Rosita Lolita does reside in his OnTheBar drink database using an añejo tequila instead of reposado and no chocolate or mole bitters either.
The Dolores Haze began with a smoke scent with a vague fruit aroma from the Aperol and perhaps the vermouth. Next, grape and rhubarb notes on the sip led the way for agave, chocolate, and a hint of smoke.

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