Monday, October 21, 2013

Mezcal Monday: MxMO World Traveler

This a double treat for Mezcal Monday it will be a simulcast with Mixology Monday for the third time and it falls on 'National Mezcal Day'! This month 'Mixology Monday' is hosted by "Putney Farm" and the idea is 'Intercontinental', here is the description in their own words:
"Everywhere we travel these days we see cocktails on the menu. And not just here in the USA, but all around the world. And that’s not only the drinks, but the ingredients as well… So let’s celebrate the global reach of cocktails with an “Intercontinental” Mixology Monday challenge. Create a cocktail with “ingredients” from at least 3, but preferably 4,5 or 6 continents."
Mixology Monday

So it had to be Mezcal --of course-- it is Mezcal Monday  and National Mezcal Day--we have to celebrate it just to make sure it doesn't become silly. I was going to do something more traditional, like a shot of mezcal, but Mixology Monday only happen once a month.

World Traveler

2 Oz Mina Real Silver (North America)
1 Oz Briottet creme de Noisette (Europe)
3 Dashes Amargo Chuncho (South America)
1/4 - 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric (Asia)

Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This drink was surprisingly good. The structure is solid and layered with interesting spice. It would pair well with snacks too. One down side is the turmeric could use a 'finer' fine strain. If I made a bunch of these I would infuse the Turmeric and have more control on the 'straining, because some people don't enjoy the remnants.

I want to thank Stewart at  "Putney Farm" for this challenging concept and for hosting MXMO.

You can check out the other Mezcal Mondays here . . 

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