Wednesday, September 7, 2016

colossal youth

1 1/2 oz Mezcal (Montelobos)
1/2 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1/2 oz Sloe Gin (Atxa Patxaran)
1/2 oz Campari
1/4 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
1 barspoon Bittermens Mole Bitters (2 dash)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass or into a rocks glass with a big ice cube. Garnish with a lemon twist.

After getting home from Trina's Starlite Lounge, I decided to figure out a nightcap plan. The recipe solution came to me via the BarNotes website (I do not have an iPhone to use their app) where I had earlier stumbled upon Rafa Garcia Febles' Young Marble Giants tribute, Colossal Youth. Rafa's recipe was a riff on Colin Shearn's Transatlantic Giant from Beta Cocktails except with mezcal and Campari instead of the original's Bourbon and Cynar.
The Colossal Youth shared lemon oil notes over the drink's rum funk and mezcal smoke aromas. Next, a dark berry from the sloe liqueur mingled with the caramel on the sip, and the swallow gave forth smoky agave, Jamaican rum funk, chocolate, and bitter orange flavors. Indeed, the recipe proved to be just as colossal as Shearn's cocktail giant.

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