Mezcal… it’s so hot right now.

I’m not saying I’m a genius… that’s not what I’m saying.  Alls I’m saying is that a strong desire to drink mezcal and a strong desire to drink sherry sometimes result is a genius-like state of mind.  Which is whence this here fancy drink was conceptulated… which is not a word.  But, Faulker and Joyce weren’t overly concerned with the rules of the English language, so why should I be? And those two, they were geniuses.  So there.

The Southwest Solution
1 oz. Amontillado
1 oz. Blanco Mezcal
.5 oz. Grapefruit
.25 oz. Lime
.25 oz. Agave Nectar
Smoked Sea Salt

Shake over ice, and strain over a large cube in a rocks glass that has a smoked sea salt garnish. 

I love Vida or Sombra here as the mezcal.  The idea is to use a “single village” or “small batch” mezcal, not that shit at the liquor store with the worm in it.  But Scorpion brand isn’t bad either, and that’s got a scorpion in the bottle, so maybe I’ve not fucking idea what I’m talking about.  Also, don’t use “cooking” grade sherry here… spend a couple extra bucks and go with something respectable.  You’ll thank me for it.

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm
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