Wednesday, August 5, 2015

vagos motorcycle club

1 oz Mezcal (Montelobos)
1/2 oz Añejo Tequila (Siete Leguas)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Falernum Syrup
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse

Build in a Hurricane or Collins glass. Swizzle with crushed ice to mix and chill.

The day after returning from Tales of the Cocktail, I began to sort through all of the recipe cards that I had collected. One that called out to me was from the Tippleman's Syrup Guide named the Vagos Motorcycle Club created by Josseph Tippleman. The Club is one of the country's most dangerous motorcycle gangs named after the Spanish word for "vagabond." To counter the gang's proclivity towards drug smuggling and murder, I opted to garnish this smoky number with pure Tiki intent. Since the gang does not seem to be associated with the Tippleman's South Carolina home base, I am assuming that the drink name is more a tie in with the motorcycle club's Mexican associations.
The Vagos Motorcycle Club started with a peppery floral aroma with hints of smoke wafting through the garnish. Next, lemon and pineapple on the sip transitioned into smoky agave and clove spice on the swallow.

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