Alex Goode - Mixologist 101
January 1, 2012 |
MIXOLOGIST 101 MIXOLOGIST WEST HOLLYWOOD
The American Film institute defines Western films as "set in the American West that embody the spirit, the struggle and the demise of the new frontier." Many Hollywood and international icons owe their stardom to this genre, which ironically enough, proved to be just as much a boon for the classic Italian film industry as it was for its Western counterpart. This cocktail, inspired by the trials and tribulations of the gunslinger known only as the "Man With No Name" (Uomo Senza Nome), is reminiscent of that new frontier. Combining the spiciness of rye whiskey with the complex yet sweet orange flavors of Cointreau, rounding out with a tangy combination of bitters and a hint of south-of-the-border smokiness from the mezcal, the Cocktail Senza Nome is an ode to a time when outlaws roamed the lands in search of money, power, and a stiff drink.
The Drink With No Name (Cocktail Senza Nome)
1 oz. Cointreau
1-3/4 oz. Rittenhouse Rye
1/4 oz. mezcal
6 dashes Angostura Bitters
4 dashes Orange Bitters
Garnish: Flamed orange peel
Swirl the Angostura and Orange bitters in a chilled old-fashioned glass. Shake the remaining ingredients over ice and strain into the glass, no ice. Express and garnish with a flamed orange peel.