Friday, March 27, 2020

the blind hen

1 oz Tequila (Lunazul Blanco)
1 oz Pimm's #1
1/2 oz Swedish Punsch
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.

Two Fridays ago, I came across my Swedish punsch cheat sheet and was inspired to tinker. I decided to mashup the Metexa and the Pimmeron into a shaken drink served up. Originally, I tried this with the Pimmeron's dry vermouth, but it seemed a little off and it improved with the Metexa's Lillet (here, Cocchi Americano). I split the spirit with Pimm's akin to the Hungry Like the Wolf, and the end result reminded me of the Chutes & Ladders. Therefore, I kept with the children's games naming convention, and dubbed this one The Blind Hen after the Mexican game La Gallinita Ciega.
The Blind Hen spun the nose around with agave and herbal aromas. Next, lemon and red fruit on the sip were chased by tequila's vegetal flavors melding into the Swedish punsch's funk and tea notes on the swallow with a cherry and anise finish.

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