Tuesday, June 27, 2017

night shift

1 1/4 oz Mezcal (Montelobos)
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Campari
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a double Old Fashioned glass, fill with fresh ice, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I returned to my relatively new copy of the Brooklyn Bartender book and became curious about the Nightshift crafted at The Richardson. The combination of smoky spirit, grapefruit, and orange liqueur reminded me of the Scotch-based Polly's Special but here with bitter notes from the Campari and spiced ones from the cinnamon syrup. Once prepared, the Night Shift offered an orange and smoky agave nose. Next, a moderately dry grapefruit sip perhaps displayed a citrus note from the Campari, and the swallow mingled mezcal and bitter orange flavors with a cinnamon and smoke finish.

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