Monday, August 31, 2015

mon sherry amour

1 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1 oz Lustau Manzanilla Sherry
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Crème de Cacao
2 dash Scrappy's Chocolate Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a single old fashioned glass.

For my second drink at Estragon, I delved deeper into the Sahil Mehta cocktail playbook and pulled out one that Andrea had tried as the drink of the day a year or two ago but I never wrote about called Mon Sherry Amour. Elements of the drink reminded me of Sahil's ShakeStir submission to their Negroni variation competition a few months ago called the Pantomimist, so I was curious as to how this one fit into the cocktail creation progression.
The Mon Sherry Amour greeted the senses with smoky aromas with briny-savory notes. Next, the sip was rich with body and showed off light grape notes, and the swallow showcased the smoky agave with a bitter orange and chocolate finish.

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