Thursday, February 11, 2021

erika marie

1 oz Mezcal (Fidencio)
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Grapefruit Liqueur (St. Elder)
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe pre-rimmed with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Two Thursdays, I chose the Brooklyn Bartender book by Carey Jones and spotted the Erika Marie. This recipe was crafted by Nathan Ricke at the Exley, and the use of a women's name reminded me of The Erin by Toby Cecchini; unlike Toby's drink, there was no backstory provided here. Once prepared, the Erika Marie donated a smoke, bright citrus, and cracked black pepper aroma to the nose. Next, lime and tangerine notes on the sip slipped into mezcal and grapefruit flavors on the swallow.

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