Monday, June 9, 2014

Mezcal Monday: Ivy Room- Apocalypto!

I was reminded of this drink because of a post on the Mina Real facebook page. I was up in the East Bay, Albany in particular, and it by the way--it was happening at the Ivy Room!

Ronaldo (owner /operator at The Ivy Room) made this drink, and it was AWESOME! Graciously, he shared the recipe, but I have been having the hardest time finding La Mestiza Liqueur, so I guess you'll have to do what I did and go to The Ivy and have it!

I wrote about Mina Real Silver here . . . and the La Mestiza Licor is a 'Nance' liqueur made by the good folks a D'Aristi. Nance is a flavor that is hard to pin down... mango, passionfruit (way less acidity), cantaloupe, casaba . . .like I said - - tough-to-pin-down! I have not had this liqueur straight (in my arrogance, I thought I could find it, after I had this lovely drink at the Ivy--but I FAILED), in the drink it is a juicy song of complexity and balance.

Without further 'ado' here is the recipe, created by the master himself. Ronaldo Colli:


1 1/2 Oz Mina Mezcal.
1/2 La Mestiza liqueur
2 dashes of orange bitters
1 Lemon peel
In a bucket glass pour Mina Mezcal, la Mestiza liqueur, bitters and ice to the top, stir and garnish with lemon peel rimmed around the glass.

When you try it, think of me . . .
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