Saturday, April 3, 2021

five points

1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila (Lunazul)
1/2 oz Mezcal (Fidencio)
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Nardini Amaro
1 tsp Nocino (Russo)
2 dash Mole Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice, strain into a Nick & Nora (coupe) glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
After making the Outlaw Country, I spied another intriguing recipe in Death & Co.'s Instagram called the Five Points. This 2018 creation was attributed to bartender Jon Feuersanger at Death & Co.'s Denver outpost. The combination reminded me of the Carroll Gardens with the Punt e Mes and Nardini, but here the rye was replaced with a split of reposado tequila and mezcal and the nutty Maraschino was swapped for walnut liqueur. The name most likely revolves around the Five Points neighborhood in lower Manhattan whose mid-19th century activities were the focal point of the Gangs of New York movie. Here, the Five Points proffered an orange, vegetal, and smoke bouquet. Next, grape and caramel on the sip gave way to smoky agave, herbal, and chocolate flavors on the swallow.

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