Thursday, March 2, 2017


2 oz Reposado Tequila (Lunazul)
1/4 oz Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand Dry)
3 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Build in a whiskey glass, add a large ice cube, stir to mix and chill, and float 1/4 oz Islay whisky (Laphroaig 10 Year).

Two Thursdays ago, I turned to the Sasha Petraske: Regarding Cocktails book for my evening's nightcap. There, I happened upon the Sí-Güey that appeared like a tequila Old Fashioned with a smoky twist to it. Michael Madrusan described his drink's name as a play on the word segue as in "to move without interruption from once scene to another" as a way to describing moving around in any of Petraske's narrow bars. In addition, "Sí, güey" was something that they would say to each other at work with güey being colloquial Mexican Spanish to refer to any person without using their name.
The Sí-Güey began with a medicinal smoke note from the Scotch element floated on the surface of the drink. Next, the sip was rather devoid of tasting notes, but the swallow offered agave, orange, and smoke flavors, and the whole drink reminded me of the Oaxacan Old Fashioned with a different smoky ingredient and application as well.

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