Monday, December 2, 2013

Mezcal Monday: The Rusty Coa

OK, I was cruising around the web to find a drink to make, for Mezcal Monday, and I found this one: The Rusty Coa. It was created (as best as I can tell) by Andres Aleman, from The drink looked great in concept so I made a couple tweaks for myself and here is what came out:

The Rusty Coa
Adapted from a recipe by Andres Aleman

2 oz. Don Amado Rustico mezcal
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. Simple syrup (he called for agave nectar/I think that stuff is silly)
1/2 oz. Apple cider vinegar (he called for white but, Apple Cider is way tastier)
3-4 dashes of hot sauce (he called for 'habanero', I used Valentina)
Pinch of kosher salt

Club soda

Combine all ingredients, except club soda, and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice, top with soda and garnish with a lime zest (he said lemon peel and fresh mint sprig but I didn't have any mint and I had already cut the lime).

This is a really delicious drink; it is refreshing and interesting. Nice work Andres.

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