Monday, October 31, 2016

magical mezcal mystery cure

1 1/2 oz El Bujo Mezcal
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 bsp Allspice Dram

Shake with ice, add 1 oz ginger beer to the shaker, and strain into a rocks glass. Top with ice and add straws.
Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I ventured over to Backbar on our way home from dinner. For a drink, I asked bartender Tina for the Magical Mezcal Mystery Cure that was subtitled "It's waiting to take you away" on the menu. Tina described how it was created by bartender Kat Lamper and how Kat is "the mezcal queen" of the bar. Once prepared, the Buck offered a smoke aroma with hints of allspice and ginger on the nose. Next, a creamy lemon sip gave way to smoky, nutty, and orange peel flavors on the swallow with a ginger and allspice finish.

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