Friday, April 22, 2016

range life

2 oz El Tesoro Reposado Tequila (Espolon)
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz Punt e Mes

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.

A few Mondays ago, I turned to the Death & Co. Cocktail Book for a nightcap idea. The one that grabbed me was Phil Ward's circa 2008 Range Life in the book's Negroni variation section. The Range Life reminded me of a Rosita crossed with a Lucien Gaudin (or perhaps my René Barbier that was influenced by Phil's Cornwall Negroni that we both made at our respective Gary Regan Cocktails in the Country retreats).
The Range Life shared an herbal agave aroma with orange notes from the Campari and Grand Marnier. Next, grape on the sip slid into tequila, bitter herbal, chocolate, and orange flavors on the swallow.

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