Wednesday, January 6, 2021

dead to rights

1 oz Reposado Tequila (Lunazul)
1 oz Mezcal (Fidencio)
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1 tsp Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)
1 tsp Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)
1 dash Mole Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a cherry.
Two Wednesdays ago, I spotted an agave Martinez of sorts called the Dead to Rights. The recipe was crafted by New York City bartender Rafa Garcia Febles in 2015, and he posted it on the Kindred Cocktails web database. I have enjoyed similar drinks such as the Stockyards and South of the Border Martinez, and this one had a split base of reposado tequila and mezcal with the addition of allspice dram and a great name. Once prepared, the Dead to Rights proffered a smoky agave and allspice bouquet to the nose. Next, a grape-driven sip gave way to smoky agave, allspice, nutty cherry, and chocolate flavors on the swallow.

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