Saturday, November 25, 2017

mero mero

1 oz Mezcal (Fidencio Espadin Joven)
1/2 oz Reposado Tequila (Lunazul)
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Maraschino (Luxardo)
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with a flamed orange twist (unflamed).

Two Saturdays ago, I spotted an interesting drink called the Mero Mero in Imbibe. The recipe was created by Jason Eisner at Los Angeles' Gracias Madre, and the name roughly translates to "top dog" or "godfather" in Spanish. Moreover, the ingredients appeared like an agave version of Death & Co.'s Grand Street so I was definitely curious to try it.
In the glass, the Mero Mero proffered an orange, smoke, and light cherry aroma. Next, grape and cherry notes filled the sip, and the swallow shared smoky agave flavors along with earthy bitter notes melding into nutty Maraschino ones.

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