Wednesday, July 6, 2016

m.n. roy

1 1/2 oz Milagro Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.

For a second drink at Estragon, I asked bartender Sahil Mehta for the drink of the day that later got named M.N. Roy. Sahil latched onto the Mexican spirit as well as the Communist red color of the drink, and uncovered Manabendra Nath Roy -- an Indian revolutionary who was a founder of the Mexican Communist Party. The M.N. Roy recipe followed the structure of the Novara with the addition of allspice dram as a counter balance to all of the bright flavors.
The M.N. Roy presented an agave and Campari orange aroma. Next, lime and a peachy note on the sip led into tequila, fruity flavors, and allspice on the swallow.

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