Friday, August 6, 2021

out of focus

1 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila (Cimarron)
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur (Rothman & Winter Orchard Pear)
1 dash Scrappy's Cardamom Bitters (Bitter House Wife Cardamom)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Fridays ago, I was scanning through the recipes in the 2020 Community Cocktails book and spied the Out of Focus that Steff Rider created at the Liberty in Seattle. The combination of Green Chartreuse and pear liqueur reminded me of the Statesman, so I was curious to see how it would behave with tequila, Cocchi Americano, and cardamom bitters. In the glass, the Out of Focus put forth a lemon and herbal aroma. Next, pear and apricot notes on the sip blurred into tequila transitioning into Green Chartreuse with a fruity element in between on the swallow with a cardamom finish.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I was out of green so subbed yellow, it was delightful!