Monday, March 4, 2024

pale rider

1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila (Cimarron)
1/2 oz Mezcal (Peloton de la Muerte)
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/2 oz Cointreau
2 dash Angostura Bitters
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Stir with ice. The recipe lacked serving style or garnish, but the bar's website's menu has a rocks glass symbol next to it, and I added a large ice cube and a grapefruit twist.
Two Mondays ago, I returned to the online recipe flashcard set for Erick Castro's new project in San Diego, namely Gilly's House of Cocktails. There, the Pale Rider called out to me as an agave Joy Division without absinthe or perhaps an agave Lucien Gaudin minus the Campari, so I was intrigued with this stirred number. Once prepared, the Pale Rider galloped to the nose with a grapefruit and agave aroma. Next, a semi-sweet sip rode into smoky agave, orange peel, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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