Wednesday, February 28, 2018


2 oz Blanco Tequila (Cimarron)
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Suze Gentian Liqueur
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain, and fill with crushed ice. Garnishing with pineapple leaves, freshly grated nutmeg, or other would not be out of place here.
After the Youth & Treachery two nights before, I was reminded of how well agave spirits complement gentian liqueurs like Suze. In thinking about other Campari drink that can be swapped to Suze like that drink did akin to the White Negroni, I wondered what a White Jungle Bird would be like? And instead of rum, could it be a tequila-Suze one? Since it was more yellow than white, I dubbed this after a Mexican jungle bird, the Yellow Lored Parrot that was called T'uut in the Mayan language. Once prepared, the T'uut called out with a pineapple and agave nose that led into a pineapple and lime sip. Next, tequila melding into bitter gentian rounded out the drink on the swallow.

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