Monday, February 1, 2021

shadow boxer

1 1/2 oz Yaguara Cachaça (Salina Umbarana)
3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/4 oz Blume Apricot Eau De Vie (Shelakh)
1/4 oz Giffard Grapefruit Liqueur (St. Elder)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Mondays ago, I returned back to Carey Jones' Brooklyn Bartender and spotted Ivy Mix's Shadow Boxer that she created at Leyenda. Other recipes that I later found had this served in a rocks glass over ice, and they suggested that it was crafted in 2016. This cachaça Negroni of sorts met the nose with an orange oil, funky, grassy, grapefruit, and apricot aroma. Next, a peach-like sip led into funky, grassy, grapefruit, and bitter orange flavors on the swallow with an apricot finish. It was rather curious as to how the grapefruit, apricot, and orange elements individually faded in and out over various sips.

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