Tuesday, October 12, 2021

man of la mancha

2 oz Reposado Tequila (Cimarron)
1/2 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Oxford 1970)
1/2 oz Nocino (Russo)
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I returned to the 2020 Community Cocktails book and spotted the Man of La Mancha crafted by Nathan Layman at the Sitting Room in Seattle. While I have had several drinks that use the nutty, oxidized sherries such as Amontillado with walnut liqueur, this recipe called for Pedro Ximenez with its raisin notes to match the nocino. In the glass, the Man of La Mancha donated an orange, vegetal, and raisin aroma. Next, a rich grape sip charged at a tequila, walnut, raisin, clove, and allspice swallow.

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