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I've made it before and enjoyed it a lot. My tasting note was "Like a more interesting, slightly nutty margarita."

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As it happens I could still stand last night, however I reflected that to make an infante at that hour would be imprudent.  But I intend to try tonight.  I noticed, by the way, that the KC recipe is not quite the same as the recipe published in the PDF linked in the KC comments.

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There are various versions of the drink, slightly different tequila/lime/orgeat ratios (2/0.75/0.75 in the Bartender's Choice app or 2/1/0.75 in the Lush Life book), some with orange or rose water, grated nutmeg, etc.


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I'm having my first infante at the moment.  Very nice indeed!

 

2 oz blanco

1 oz lime juice (thanks to my new Hamilton Beach)

1/2 oz orgeat

3 drops orange flower water (with a best before date of 2013)

 

 

Garnish ground nutmeg (generous).  Yellow straw.  Accompanied, of course, by salted peanuts.  I was about to go make up an infante with anejo but the bottle is almost empty.  How, how could I be so careless?  It's not as if I wasn't just at the spirits monger this evening.

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The White Walker (Sky Huo via Gaz Regan) which was described as a tequila Martinez and got me scratching my head for a bit. 

 

Don Julio blanco tequila (Siete Leguas), Dolin dry vermouth, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, Fee Brothers lemon bitters (Boy Drinks World grapefruit bitters).  

 

So for it to be a Martinez riff you would need a sweet vermouth. I double checked the ingredients in the app after I had already measured everything (brief moment of panic), but it said dry vermouth. Anyway, the creator confirmed it was a typo. It's supposed to be Dolin white vermouth. Even with dry, it was delectable. Grassy and woody notes, which some richness from the maraschino. With the dry it was closer to a Tequila Martini.

 

 

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The White Walker (Sky Huo via Gaz Regan) which was described as a tequila Martinez and got me scratching my head for a bit. 

 

Don Julio blanco tequila (Siete Leguas), Dolin dry vermouth, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, Fee Brothers lemon bitters (Boy Drinks World grapefruit bitters).  

 

So for it to be a Martinez riff you would need a sweet vermouth. I double checked the ingredients in the app after I had already measured everything (brief moment of panic), but it said dry vermouth. Anyway, the creator confirmed it was a typo. It's supposed to be Dolin white vermouth. Even with dry, it was delectable. Grassy and woody notes, which some richness from the maraschino. With the dry it was closer to a Tequila Martini.

 

I started to make this tonight (with the blanc) and as I poured the Luxardo I realized I only had a quarter ounce left and I needed to make two drinks. I swapped in Giffard Pamplemousse instead and added a dash of celery bitters to pay tribute to one of my favorite drinks, the Ephemeral (http://www.cocktailchronicles.com/2009/05/04/3030-18-the-ephemeral-thanks-a-heap-chuck/). This obviously creates a very different drink but it was a pretty good riff in a pinch, anxious to try it as intended now.

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I don't know his name, I drank this cocktail at 'The Nu Lounge' of Daniele Dalla Pola in Bologna, Italy. It was created for Agave day.

2 oz Tequila blanco Don Julio

1 oz pineapple fresh juice

1 oz passion fruit syrup

1/2 oz agave syrup

Shake and double strain

Twist w/pink salt & splash of mezcal vida

Very sweet but not cloying, delicious.

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The White Walker (Sky Huo via Gaz Regan) which was described as a tequila Martinez and got me scratching my head for a bit. 

 

Don Julio blanco tequila (Siete Leguas), Dolin dry vermouth, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, Fee Brothers lemon bitters (Boy Drinks World grapefruit bitters).  

 

So for it to be a Martinez riff you would need a sweet vermouth. I double checked the ingredients in the app after I had already measured everything (brief moment of panic), but it said dry vermouth. Anyway, the creator confirmed it was a typo. It's supposed to be Dolin white vermouth. Even with dry, it was delectable. Grassy and woody notes, which some richness from the maraschino. With the dry it was closer to a Tequila Martini.

 

 

 

 

I am still a bit confused about the vermouth. I presume Dolin Blanc is what you mean by Dolin White in place of the Dolin Dry? That would seem to be the obvious option since it means the same thing but don't think I have seen Dolin labeled as "white" and I am easily confused!

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I am still a bit confused about the vermouth. I presume Dolin Blanc is what you mean by Dolin White in place of the Dolin Dry? That would seem to be the obvious option since it means the same thing but don't think I have seen Dolin labeled as "white" and I am easily confused!

You got it right. The cocktail was created with a white vermouth, Dolin blanc. There was a typo in the app so it called for dry vermouth instead.

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Craig E   

Tonight I quite enjoyed this Tequila Sunrise variant that Rafa posted to kindredcocktails, a more sophisticated take that gets its red from Campari rather than grenadine. 

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Transatlantic Connection (Stefano Censi via Gaz Regan*) with Ocho tequila plata, Luxardo cherry liqueur, lime juice, vanilla pod. This was nice. The cocktail let the tequila shine, which was a good thing. There was a touch of orange and vanilla in the background.

 

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(*) This is in the 101 Best New Cocktails app but I cannot find it on the website for some reason


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This one was good too, super savory with the aquavit. The green olive garnish makes complete sense given the flavor profile, but sadly I didn't have one.

 

Bikers Grove (Jen Riley) with Ocho tequila plata, Krogstad aquavit, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, Boy Drinks World grapefruit bitters.

 

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Craig E   

Tried Misty Kalkofen's Guadalajara


2 oz Siete Leguas reposado tequila (Cazadores)
1⁄2 oz Fernet Branca
1⁄2 oz 1:1 agave syrup 
2 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters
1 twist orange or grapefruit peel, discarded (grapefruit)

 

This was a curious drink. As you might expect the fernet dominated, but combined in interesting ways with other flavors that I wouldn't expect would be natural partners for eucalyptus and menthol. The finish, driven by fernet and bitters, I experienced as a numb tingling almost like novocaine. 

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I made a Rosita tonight (using Peligroso blanco tequila, and including the angostura bitters that Hess's recipe calls for.

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The Wall Street Journal reported on the trend towards bat safe tequilas.  I am a bit afraid of bats myself but I will try to support those brands.  There is a special bat symbol on the bottles.

 

Chocolate is fertilized by flies.  Who knew agave is fertilized by bats?

 

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Craig E   
15 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I am a bit afraid of bats myself but I will try to support those brands.

 

To ease your mind, I think it's rare that they make it through the distillation process! :D

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7 hours ago, Craig E said:

 

To ease your mind, I think it's rare that they make it through the distillation process! :D

 

...unlike the chickens and mescal de pechuga.

 

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Still drinking the Peligroso (no idea its effect on bats)... 

 

Twenty-first Century Cocktail (Jim Meehan for PDT)

1.5oz tequila

.75 creme de cacao

.75 lemon juice

pastis rinse

 

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