Monday, September 23, 2013

Mezcal Monday #12: Smoke N' Honey

Well #12 is a treat for Mezcal Monday it will be a simulcast with Mixology Monday for the second time! This month 'Mixology Monday' is hosted by "Stir and Strain" and the idea is 'SMOKE'.

Mixology Monday
So I was thinking mezcal--of course-- and it is now Fall so how about a nice smoky Fall cocktail? I think of leaves turning brown, fireplaces lighting up, the last bonfire / barbecue of Summer, baking spices--those kinds of things.
If you happen to follow this blog (thank you!) you may recognize a couple of these ingredients from last weeks 'Mezcal Monday'. The emphasis and ratios are completely different and so is the flavor effect. So here is what I came up with...

Smoke N' Honey

1 1/2 Oz Don Amado Rustico
1 Oz Ron Miel (Honey Rum)
3/4 Oz Lemon juice
1/4 Oz Amargo Vallet

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This drink is full of smoke and Fall flavors, but it does not overwhelm. The layers build and reveal lovely tasty nuances all around the sturdy backbone of 'SMOKE'. Try one and let me know what you think.

I want to thank Elana at  "Stir and Strain" for this great idea and for hosting MXMO.
The other post are in the comments, here....
You can check out the other Mezcal Mondays here . . 

You can also check out and follow Don Amado on Facebook here, and on twitter here. Special thanks to their importer Haas Brothers.

Check out Ron Miel here or on facebook here...

And Amargo Vallet here or on facebook here...

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