Tuesday, June 21, 2022

speaking in tongues

1 oz Mezcal (Peloton de la Muerte)
1 oz Luxardo Amaro Abano
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup 1:1
2 dash Angostura Bitters
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 Strawberry

Muddle the strawberry, add the rest of the ingredients, and shake with ice. Double strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with a half strawberry.
Two Tuesdays ago, the strawberries in the refrigerator inspired me to search Kindred Cocktails for a use. There, I landed upon Speaking in Tongues by Mike Ryan at Sable in Chicago via a 2010 Imbibe Magazine article. I did enjoy a light riff on the drink at Brick & Mortar back in 2013 where they utilized a Tequila Por Mi Amante-like strawberry infusion of crema de mezcal instead of a muddled strawberry as well as reduced the simple and citrus. Once prepared, the Speaking in Tongues showcased a strawberry, vegetal, and hit of smoke aroma. Next, caramel, lemon, and berry notes on the sip translated into mezcal, berry, herbal, and spice flavors on the swallow.

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