Monday, August 7, 2017

piñata punch

1 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila (Cimarron)
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/4 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
1/4 oz Honey Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with two offset cucumber slices (nasturtium flower).
Two Tuesdays ago, I was sorting through the booklets that I picked up in the various Tales of the Cocktail tasting rooms, and I came upon the one for the Exotico Tequila 2017 Cocktail Competition's Finalist Recipes. In that collection, I was drawn to the Piñata Punch by Seattle's Brandon Weaver, and the combination of Green Chartreuse and apricot liqueur reminded me of the Final Voyage. Moreover, the general structure was reminiscent of the Mexican Fix and Vagos Motorcycle Club. Once in the glass, the Piñata Punch presented a peppery floral aroma to along with tequila notes; the nasturtium flower seemed to match the tequila perhaps as well as the cucumber slices would have. Next, honey, lemon, and pineapple on the sip transitioned into tequila, apricot, and herbal flavors on the swallow.

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