Tuesday, June 14, 2022

black powder

1 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida (Peloton de la Muerte)
1 oz Tariquet VS Armagnac (Marie Duffau Napoleon Armagnac)
1 tsp Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)
1 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with a flamed orange twist (unflamed).
Two Tuesdays ago, I turned to the third Death & Co. book, Welcome Home, and found another recipe that would utilize Armagnac. That one was the Black Powder by Scott Teague in 2013 that reminded me of the 3am on Saint Mark's Place given the split spirit Old Fashioned style containing mezcal and maple. Here, the Black Powder lit things off with orange, grape, vegetal, and smoke aromas. Next, grape and maple notes on the sip fired into brandy, smoky mezcal, maple, and allspice flavors on the swallow.

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