Saturday, May 14, 2011

MxMo LVII: Flores de Mayo

Many thanks to Dave of The Barman Cometh, fellow Bay Area cocktailian and the host of this month’s Mixology Monday, Flores de Mayo. Dave invites us “to feature a cocktail that highlights a floral flavor profile or includes a floral derived ingredient, whether home-made or off the shelf.” I was already at that moment similarly inspired, thinking of the elusive scent of violets, of tequila, and the haunting nature of memory. Flores de mayo, flores para los muertos, La persistencia de la memoria and the arrow of time. And people wonder why I started drinking cocktails.

Arrow of Time
  • 1 1/2 oz blanco tequila (Tenampa Azul)
  • 1 oz Punt e Mes
  • 1/4 oz crème de violette
  • 1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Lemon twist.

The violet should be kept subtle. You’re gonna be haunted by the persistence of memory one way or another so you might as well do it right.

1 comment:

  1. Cool. Another tequila drink. I look forward to giving this one a go. Thanks for sharing. ~Kennedy


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