Thursday, February 9, 2023


1 1/2 oz Tequila (Avion Blanco)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Crème de Cacao (Bols White)
1/2 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)

Shake with ice and strain into a half salted-rimmed cocktail coupe.
Two Thurdays ago, I opened up the Bartender's Choice app and landed upon the Kissy-Face. This 2018 creation by Zachary Gelnaw-Rubin at Lion Lion had the spirit, citrus, crème de cacao, and apricot of the Vava Voom, and it sort of reminded me of the 21st Century and the 17th Century as well. The Kissy-Face greeted the nose with an agave spirit-driven aroma. Next, lemon with a hint of orchard fruit on the sip flowed into tequila and apricot flavors on the swallow with a chocolate finish. When drinking out of the salted side of the rim, the balance was intriguingly more fruity and less vegetal.

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