3/4 oz Mezcal [Del Maguey Vida]
1/2 oz Chile Liqueur [Ancho Reyes]
1/2 oz Ginger Liqueur [King’s Ginger]
1/2 oz Carrot Gin [Maine Craft Distilling Chesuncook]
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Kummel
Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
After swapping King’s Ginger and Ancho Reyes with Garnish Girl, I really wanted to use both of them in the same drink. Mostly because they fall on the weirder end of the spectrum when it comes to my home bar inventory. But why stop there? As I looked at other bottles to add to these two, I realized that Kummel (cumin liqueur) and Chesuncook (carrot gin) are equally as odd. Amazingly, I think these four bottles might actually work together. A quick glance in my trusty Flavor Bible shows cumin and carrots each having afffinities to ginger and chili spices, so that’s all the confirmation I needed. Continue reading “Everything but the Kitchen Sink”