Wednesday, August 31, 2016

señor mucho pronto

1 oz Tequila Ocho Reposado
1 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Amaro Santa Maria al Monte
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a Double Old Fashioned glass, fill with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Wednesdays ago, I began my night at Brick & Mortar where I asked bartender Rob Hoover for his Señor Mucho Pronto off of the current cocktail menu. On paper, the drink read like a cross between an agave Toronto (or perhaps Front Street) and an Oaxacan Old Fashioned. Once built, it offered an orange, cinnamon, and smoke nose. Next, the sip was rich and caramel tinged, and the swallow began with smoky agave and soon the agave's vegetal notes transitioned into the amaro's herbal bitterness before ending with a chocolate and cinnamon finish.

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