Wednesday, June 28, 2017

esmeralda's elixir

1 1/2 oz Leblon Cachaça
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with several drops of Angostura Bitters swirled into the egg white froth and with freshly grated cinnamon.
Two Wednesdays ago, I made my way to North Station to visit Shelter, a speakeasy that has popped up behind Hurricane O'Reilly's. While most of the menu sticks with the Caribbean theme via rum, there are singular whiskey, gin, and vodka drinks as well; and there was also a cachaça drink called Esmeralda's Elixir that I selected that was created by bartender Will Isaza. Once prepared, this egg white Sour offered up cinnamon and cachaça funk to the nose. Next, a creamy lime and orange sip transitioned into grassy funk and cinnamon on the swallow.

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