Saturday, November 12, 2022

noche verde

2 oz Del Maguey Minero Mezcal (Vida)
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Cynar

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Perhaps serving this on the rocks (as was done at Backbar in a 2013 post on Twitter) would work well too.
Two Saturdays ago, I returned to the "Drinks of Drink" notebook and became intrigued by the Noche Verde. If it is a house original, it probably dates to sometime from October 2008 when the bar first opened and 2010 when the more affordable Del Maguey Mezcal Vida became available and the house mixing standard. Overall, the combination of agave spirit, Green Chartreuse, and Cynar reminded me of the Toto with tequila and the Up Jumped the Devil with mezcal (plus Rhum Agricole and mole bitters). Once prepared, the Noche Verde welcomed the senses with a vegetal and herbaceous bouquet. Next, a caramel sip from the Cynar bloomed into smoky, caramel, vegetal, and herbal flavors on the swallow.

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