Monday, February 26, 2018

youth & treachery

1 oz El Tesoro Platinum Tequila (Cimmarron Blanco)
1 oz Suze Gentian Liqueur
1 oz Carpano Bianco Vermouth (Dolin Blanc)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Two Mondays ago, I was perusing an article on Difford's Guide about Suze recipes when I spotted the Youth & Treachery by Jason Simplot at Seattle's Rumba. Jason explained that it was his White Rosita akin to a White Negroni that was crafted for a guest desiring a bitter tequila drink. For a name, he dubbed this one after a misremembered song title from the punk band Modern Life is War. Editor Simon Difford recommended this drink with Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, but I opted to stick with the original's blanc vermouth.
Youth & Treachery provided a lemon oil over gentian aroma that preceded a somewhat sweet and floral white grape sip. Next, the swallow offered the elegance of agave melding into gentian bitterness as it has done before in drinks like the Monument Valley and Terrible Love.

No comments: