Saturday, August 4, 2012


I dunno—I feel like I should expand my range of garnishes. I’m pretty much reduced to twists, cherries and lime shells these days, if anything at all.

So that said, here for your delectation is another plain brown cocktail. It’s citric but aromatic too, a combination I like more and more. There’s some Punt e Mes, which gets together with the other elements in a way that suggests lemon oil or lemongrass, even though there’s none in there. So it tastes brighter than it looks. Maybe when I make this again, I’ll go find a shaft of fresh lemongrass and stick a piece of it in the drink to dress it up a little.

  • 1 1/2 oz reposado tequila
  • 3/4 oz Punt e Mes
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 2 dashes Fee Bros Aztec Chocolate Bitters
  • 1 – 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
  • 1/4 oz amber agave nectar
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The flavor sort of reminds me of oxidized copper too. (Remember being told as a kid not to put pennies in your mouth? I must not have paid too much attention.)

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