Thursday, February 11, 2016

the dose

3/4 oz Mezcal Amarás Espadín Joven
3/4 oz Clement Creole Shrubb
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1 dash St. George Absinthe (1 cm in a dropper tube)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
One of the popular drinks on the Loyal Nine menu is our Corpse Reviver called the Dose. I mentioned our Corpse Reviver #2 variation when I wrote about the Swedish punsch for Lillet substitution from Crosby Gaige with the 1930-era gin version when we temporarily ran out of Lillet. Dan Myers created this riff at Spoke and he switched the gin and lemon in the classic to mezcal and lime before bringing it with him to Loyal Nine. The mezcal's vegetalness and smokiness work rather well here in the place of gin's botanical complexity, and the lime certainly complements the agave distillate better than lemon.

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