Saturday, August 27, 2022

la avenida

1 oz Mezcal (Fidencio)
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1 oz Aperol

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Saturdays ago, I was perusing the Kindred Cocktails database when I came across La Avenida created as a perfect mezcal Negroni riff at Teocalli Cocina in Lafayette, Colorado, circa 2019. The recipe that was sourced from a Reddit thread reminded me of mezcal versions of the Perfect Pal from The Independent and a perfect Contessa from No. 9 Park. Once prepared, La Avenida showcased an orange oil and smoke aroma. Next, orange, grape, and berry notes on the sip marched into orange, vegetal, smoke, and herbal flavors on the swallow.

1 comment:

blee said...

I come back to this blog every so often and am thankful that you are still posting! Keep sending cocktails our way!