3 March 2019

From the bartender’s corner – White Old Fashioned

Picked up this recipe from Dave Purcell of Melrose Umbrella Company in Los Angeles. This has Mezcal, white Creme De Cacao, Yellow Chartreuse and Orange Bitters.

Can’t say I am the biggest fan of the output. I read somewhere that instead of the white chocolate, the dark chocolate goes better with the smoky mezcal. Will try the dark creme de cacao next time.

15 February 2019

From the bartender’s corner – Smoky Spritz

Picked this recipe up from The Inspired Home. This has Mezcal, Aperol, Sweet Vermouth and Prosecco. Rather interesting experience. After the bitter sweet hit to the palate, I was not prepared for the strong smoky finish. Obviously, logically that is what you would expect with the ingredients but I do not believe I remember having this kind of a combination before.

9 February 2019

From the bartender’s corner – Mezcal #6: Scorpion Reposado

Scorpion mezcals are from Oaxaca and like many other mezcals is made from espadin agave and double distilled in copper stills. This being a Reposado, it is aged. In this particular case in French Oaks.

Here is an interesting fact. You know how certain mezcals will have a worm inside it? (BTW, tequilas NEVER have a worm – that belief is a myth). Well, this company’s slogan is “worm is for the wimps”.

They actually have a scorpion at the bottom of the drink. Every single bottle!!! (this is somewhat for marketing – it has no other value).