Thursday, October 26, 2023

enemy lines

1 1/2 oz Linie Aquavit
3/4 oz El Tesoro Reposado Tequila (Cimarron)
1 tsp 2:1 Cane Sugar Syrup (1/4 oz 1:1)
4 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 dash Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters (Jerry Thomas Aromatic Bitters)

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I spotted a reference to Jillian Vose's Enemy Lines that she created at Death & Co. in 2011 and had published in Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, and I figured that it would be a great double header to the night before's Drawing Board that she created four years later at Dead Rabbit. The Enemy Lines featured tequila and aquavit in Old Fashioned format, and the two spirits have worked well together in Franky Marshall's Eleventh Hour and Sandy De Almeida's Raging Bull, so I was curious to further explore the duo. In the glass, the drink led off with lemon and vegetal aromas. Next, caramel notes on the sip gave way to agave, caraway, and anise flavors on the swallow.

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