Saturday, October 9, 2021

mexican radio

2 oz Reposado Tequila (Cimarron)
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. The original recipe called for the drink to be strained and the bitters dashed in afterwards.
Two Saturdays ago, I was lured in by a recipe on Kindred Cocktails called Mexican Radio that reminded me of the 1982 song by Wall of Voodoo that I recall from the early years of MTV. The recipe was crafted in 2008 and posted in 2015 by Christopher Platt, a cocktail enthusiast in New Jersey who went by the user handle Plattetude on eGullet, and the combination of Cynar and apricot intrigued me as it had previously in One One Thousand and other drinks. Here, the Mexican Radio began with a vegetal and apricot aroma that led into a caramel and stone fruit sip; there would have been more chocolate notes on the nose had I added the bitters as a garnish. Finally, tequila, bitter herbal-fruity, and chocolate flavors rounded out the swallow.

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