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1 oz Mezcal [Fidencio]
1 oz Amaro CioCiaro
1/2 oz Dry Curacao [Pierre Ferrand]
1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry [Bodega Lustau]
Stir with ice, strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Well, it’s been a few weeks since Amaro Week ended, so I think I’m ready to get back to the bitter stuff. I used this event as an excuse to by a bottle of Amaro I had my eye on for a while, Amaro CioCiaro. When I got Brad Thomas Parson’s Amaro book last year, I immediately tagged this bottle. He described it as mildly bitter, with a strong bitter orange flavor prevailing and some warm caramel undertones. I was sold (also, that label!). Continue reading “Bitter Smoke”