Tuesday, February 8, 2022

21st century

2 Blanco Tequila (Cimarron)
3/4 oz White Crème de Cacao (Bols)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass rinsed with Pernod (Butterfly Absinthe).
While writing up the Golden Phone, Jim Meehan's 21st Century was cited as the inspiration. Having not made that recipe from the PDT Cocktail Book before, I decided that it was time. Meehan's 20th Century riff breaks from tradition by not having an aromatized wine in the mix but counters with an addition of pastis. The book provided 2007 as its creation date at the Pegu Club with guidance from Audrey Saunders. In the glass, the 21st Century gave forth a lemon, black licorice, and chocolate aroma. Next, lemon on the sip advanced into tequila, cacao, and anise flavors on the swallow.