Another beta beverage: 2 cups of blood. This one's a bit of a monster, like so many of the beta cocktails drinks, containing the following:
0.75 oz Bitter's mole bitters
0.75 oz Suze
0.75 oz Punt e Mes
0.75 oz mezcal (Ilegal reposado in place of the sugested Vida)
1 bsp agave syrup (I just used straight agave nectar--it's not like a little extra agave-fuelled sweetness is going to do much against the best part of an ounce of bitters)
2 dashes Regan's orange bitters
Stirred and strained. Instead of grapefruit oil I put a drop or two of Fee's grapefruit bitters on top. I mean, it's not like the drink is anywhere near bitter enough from the outset.
I accidentally poured it before adding the agave and fuck damn did I quickly realise my mistake. Turns out a barspoon of agave nectar is enough to take this from too much of ... something to very but pleasantly bitter.
Now that I've had a couple cocktails I feel like whiskey. I'm writing reports for my students, see. This is mind-numbing when you have 23 to do.
I had some High West Double Rye first of all. Am amazed at how much a couple drops of water--no more--opened it up. Smoothed off that slight edge. Now I'm finishing off the last of some Russell's Reserve bourbon.
Just think: it could be your first grader I'm reporting on.
Edited by ChrisTaylor, 24 November 2013 - 03:45 AM.