Saturday, May 29, 2021

don't forget the struggle, don't forget the streets

1 oz Mezcal (Fidencio)
1 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
1 oz Amaro Nardini

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Saturdays ago, I ventured into the Jupiter Disco: Preservation zine and spotted an original by Al Sotack at Death & Co. in 2015. The drink was called Don't Forget the Struggle, Don't Forget the Streets which was named after a song and album by New York City punk band Warzone circa 1988. Al commented, "Getting a drink with this name on the Death & Co. menu was one of my greatest accomplishments as a bartender. Which, of course, isn't saying much." Overall, the structure reminded me of John Mayer's Uncosmopolitan and somewhat Alex Day's La Viña, so I was definitely keen on giving it a go.
The cocktail began with a smoke, caramel, and herbal aroma. Next, grape and caramel notes combined on the sip, and the swallow rose up with smoky agave, nutty, savoy, and minty-herbal flavors.

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