Wednesday, June 9, 2021

five point palm exploding heart technique

1 1/2 oz Mezcal (Fidencio)
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Galliano Ristretto Coffee Liqueur
1 dash Chocolate Bitters (Bittermens Mole)

Stir with ice and strain into a double old fashioned glass; the photo showed a large ice cube and was included in recipes elsewhere, so I added one.
With Punt e Mes in hand, I decided to find another use for it two Wednesdays ago with the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique. The recipe was crafted by Erick Castro at Polite Provisions in San Diego and was published in Imbibe Magazine in 2015 (I was reminded of it via Kindred Cocktails). The name is a reference to a finishing move in Kill Bill: Vol 2, and the movie's fan Wikipedia provided the quote, "Quite simply, the deadliest blow in all of martial arts. He hits you with his fingertips at 5 different pressure points on your body, and then lets you walk away. But once you've taken five steps your heart explodes inside your body and you fall to the floor, dead." In the glass, the effect was more delicious and less deadly with a smoke, vegetal, and roast aroma. Next, grape and caramel-roast notes on the sip led to an attack of smoky mezcal and coffee-herbal flavors on the swallow with a chocolate finish.

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