Tuesday, March 2, 2021

bending blades

1 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila (Cimarron)
1/2 oz Manzanilla Sherry (Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana)
1/2 oz Grapefruit Liqueur (St. Elder)
1/2 oz Salers Gentian Liqueur (Suze)

Stir with ice, strain into a Nick & Nora glass, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.

Two Tuesdays ago, I was browsing the ShakeStir database and spotted the Bending Blades by Los Angeles bartender Chris Day. Chris' recipe had the brief description of, "An aperitif that finds 3 lovers rolling through fresh cut grass. Without the stains." which must have been apropos of the competition that he submitted it for in 2015. Those three "lovers" were sherry, grapefruit, and tequila, and he continued on with, "So good together, I decided to make an aromatic drink out of them. The Salers is just the bitter, herbaceous twine that binds them all together."
The Bending Blades awakened the senses with a limoncello-like aroma. Next, a citrussy sip tumbled into tequila, vegetal, and grapefruit flavors on the swallow.

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