Wednesday, April 14, 2021


1 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila (Cimarron)
1/2 oz Lillet or Cocchi Americano (Cocchi Americano)
1/2 oz Swedish Punsch (Kronan)
1/2 oz Amer Picon (Torani Amer)
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass pre-rinsed with Green Chartreuse.

After thinking about the Jaguar after making the Camerone the night before, I decided to mash up the ingredients (tequila, Picon, Chartreuse, orange bitters) with another tequila drink -- the Metexa (tequila, Lillet, Swedish Punsch) from the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book. Since I felt that the Chartreuse might overtake the other flavors, I reduced it to a rinse. For a name, I wanted to keep the feline theme and dubbed this one the Tigrillo after the Mexican wildcat the Ocelot.
The Tigrillo pounced on the nose with a Green Chartreuse herbal aroma over agave notes. Next, caramel, citrus, and peach notes on the sip gave way to tequila, dark orange, and tea elements on the swallow.

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