Tuesday, October 5, 2021

oaxacan dream

1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila (Cimarron)
1/2 oz Mezcal (Mezcal Union)
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/4 oz Benedictine
2 dash Mole Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

After riffing on the Poet's Dream with the Not Even the Rain, I wondered if I could mash it up with the Oaxacan Old Fashioned. After posting it on Instagram, a follower mentioned that it shared some similarity to the Dead Poet, although the mole bitters here, Yellow Chartreuse and orange bitters there, and different proportions and garnishes make them somewhat unique.
The end result was dubbed the Oaxacan Dream, and it met the nose with a grapefruit oil over smoky vegetal aromas. Next, a semi-rich sip slid into agave, smoke, herbal, and chocolate notes on the swallow.

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