Monday, October 23, 2017

hike in the dessert

2 oz Blanco Tequila (Cimarron)
1 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Agave Syrup (2:1)
4 leaf Sage (and a 5th one for garnish)

Muddle sage leaves (I did this in the agave syrup). Add the rest of the ingredients, shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe rinsed with Laphroaig Scotch, and garnish with a fresh sage leaf.

For the cocktail hour two Mondays ago, I turned to the Brooklyn Bartender book and found the Hike in the Desert that reminded me a little of the Oaxacan Smash. The Hike in the Desert was crafted by David Sheridan of Brooklyn's Wheated from a description of a drink with sage and Laphroaig Scotch; while he could not work out the drink with the single malt as the base, he was able to concoct this recipe using it as an accent.
In the glass, the Hike in the Desert presented peaty smoke joined by sage spice. Next, lime on the sip gave way to tequila and sage on the swallow with a tart lime finish.

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