Eclipse Enigma

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Bitter, smoky, herbal cocktail with a minty finish

Eclipse Enigma
AI Request: I want a sour that is bitter dark and herbal maybe Smokey at first and refreshing almost minty on the finish. I don’t like whiskey

Ingredients

AI Nutrition Facts

Serving : 1 cocktail

ABV
approximately 20%*
Calories
approximately 150*
Net Carbs
approximately 9 grams*
*Estimated by AI - may vary

Instructions

Welcome to a cocktail experience that dares to blend the enigmatic flavors of bitterness, darkness, and herbal notes, with a smoky introduction that smoothly transitions into a refreshingly minty finale. The Eclipse Enigma is not just a drink; it's a journey for your palate, avoiding the traditional whiskey base for those seeking a different kind of adventure. Ingredients: - 1.5 oz Mezcal (for that smoky profile) - 0.75 oz Fernet-Branca (to add the bitter, herbal qualities) - 0.5 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice (for sourness) - 0.25 oz Agave syrup (to balance with a touch of sweetness) - 4-5 Fresh mint leaves (plus more for garnish) - 1 dash Angostura bitters - Activated charcoal powder (a pinch for dramatic color and a hint of earthiness) - Sparkling water (a splash for a refreshing finish) Instructions: 1. In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle the mint leaves with the lemon juice and agave syrup to release the minty flavors. 2. Add the Mezcal, Fernet-Branca, a pinch of activated charcoal powder, and a dash of Angostura bitters. 3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. 4. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass to ensure a smooth texture without any charcoal grit or mint leaves. 5. Top with a splash of sparkling water for a refreshing effervescence. 6. Garnish with a delicately slapped mint leaf (to release aroma) on the surface. Glass: Serve in a chilled coupe glass to emphasize the elegance and complexity of the Eclipse Enigma. This choice of glass also allows the unique coloration provided by the activated charcoal to shine through, making the cocktail a visual as well as a sensory delight. The Eclipse Enigma is a testament to the unexpected harmony found in contrasting flavors, designed for those who seek to explore the depths of their taste buds. Enjoy this creation as the beginning or the perfect finish to your night, letting the layers of flavor guide you to a newfound appreciation of what a cocktail can be.