Friday, April 8, 2022

charming man

1 oz Mezcal (Peloton de la Muerte)
1 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1 oz Amaro Sfumato
2 dash Mole Bitters (Angostura Cocoa)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Fridays ago, I finally got around to reading the Punch Drinks article on the mezcal Negroni, and I was lured in by the Charming Man by Joaquin Simo at Pouring Ribbons that was listed as one of the recipe examples. Since it was the final weekend of Pouring Ribbons run at that East Village space, I felt it was a good time to raise a glass to a great bar. Once assembled, the Charming Man proffered orange, herbal smoky, and grape aromas to the nose. Next, grape and roast notes on the sip flowed into vegetal, smoke, and bitter herbal flavors on the swallow. While far from a Negroni since there is not a single overlapping ingredient, it was a pleasurable tipple in the general feel of a Negroni and akin to the Rodeo Ghost and Chain Smoker.

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