Thursday, March 3, 2016

the skeptic and the believer

1 oz Olmeca Altos Tequila
1/2 oz El Bujo Mezcal
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Bittermens Boston Bittahs

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

A few Wednesdays ago, Andrea and I dropped into Backbar after getting dinner in Union Square. Andrea's choice of a drink was one of Backbar's drinks of the day from a few weeks prior called the Skeptic and the Believer. Bartender Kat Lamper described how her creation was inspired by catching up on the previous season of X-Files shows before the new season came out with Mulder being the believer and Scully being the skeptic. The structure reminded me of Lasky Last Knight that inspired me to create the Knight Fizz with agave and lime instead of brandy and lemon.
The Skeptic and the Believer put forth an agave aroma with a hint of smoke. On the sip, lime and orange paired Margarita style, and the swallow showcased the great combination of agave's vegetal and Chartreuse's herbal flavors.

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