Friday, June 25, 2021

man in black

1 1/2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon (Old Forester 100°)
1/2 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida (Fidencio)
1/2 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
1/2 oz Amaro Ramazzotti
4 dash Scrappy's Orange Bitters
2 dash Scrappy's Firewater Tincture (Housemade Hellfire Bitters)

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with fresh ice, and garnish with an orange (grapefruit) twist.
Two Fridays ago, I ventured back into the 2020 Community Cocktails book and spotted the Man in Black by Casey Estrada at Seattle's Meet the Moon. The combination of Bourbon and mezcal reminded me fondly of the various drinks that paired rye with mezcal such as My Old Piano and the Devil's Soul. In the glass, the Man in Black began with a grapefruit, caramel, and smoke aroma. Next, caramel, roast, and dried fruit notes on the sip turned into Bourbon, smoky agave, root beer, chocolate, and chili spice on the swallow.

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