Saturday, February 27, 2016

maggie smith

1 oz Encanto Pisco
1 oz Banks 5 Island Rum (Denizen Aged White)
1/2 oz Santa Teresa Orange Liqueur (Van der Hum)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Orgeat
1 tsp Acacia Honey Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
A few Friday's ago, I ventured into the Death & Co. Cocktail Book for a nightcap. When I spotted the Maggie Smith, it seemed to answer my call for a late night Daiquiri Time Out. Joaquin Simo's 2009 creation was a bit more complex than that though for it was a riff on the classic Between the Sheets. Besides switching Cognac to pisco and lemon to lime, the variation also added orgeat and honey to the flavor profile. In the glass, it gave forth a lime and almond aroma. The lime continued on into the sip where it mingled with the liqueur's orange notes, and the swallow offered earthy pisco, rum, nutty, citrus, and floral flavors. Indeed, Andrea declared the Maggie Smith "very crushable."

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