Chill cocktail glass. Prepare as follows:
In pre-chilled cocktail shaker combine
- 2 oz tequila añejo
- 1 oz Johnnie Walker
- 1/2 oz St. Raphael
- 3 drops cherry liqueur
SOURCE: THE MIXILATOR
This is a rich, strong, medium-dry cocktail not unlike a Manhattan but with the black pepper bite of añejo tequila. (I used Hornitos.) Specific though the instructions are (maybe too specific), there’s no garnish mentioned. I went with a couple of Luxardo cherries, which brought out the taste of the scotch as I ate them. I had no St. Raphael so I substituted another quinquina, Punt e Mes. For the cherry liqueur, maraschino seemed like the obvious choice. I might have had a few more drops than three. Tequila-forward without citrus. Very cool.