Thursday, September 2, 2021

great silence

1 oz Mezcal (Mezcal Union)
1 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz Orgeat
2-3 dash Luxardo Maraschino (1/8 oz)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a spiral cut lime twist.

Two Thursdays ago, I delved into the June 2021 article in Imbibe Magazine on Maraschino liqueur. The recipe that called out to me was a shaken mezcal number crafted by Isaac Shumway at California Gold in San Rafael, California called the Great Silence. Given how Campari-orgeat works great in the Pinwheel Swizzle, Maraschino-orgeat in the Gallivanting in Golden Gai, and Campari-Maraschino in the Carnivale, this recipe seemed to do no wrong.
The Great Silence conjured up lime, mezcal, and grapefruit aromas. Next, a creamy lime and orange sip lulled into mezcal and bitter grapefruit flavors on the swallow.

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