Eclipse of Oaxaca

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Beautifully dark and intriguing cocktail with smoky, bitter, and sour notes

Eclipse of Oaxaca
AI Request: I want a bitter sour dark bracing cocktail like an industry sour but with common ingredients. Maybe mezcal or an herbal liauer

Ingredients

AI Nutrition Facts

Serving : 1 cocktail

ABV
30%*
Calories
180*
Net Carbs
10g*
*Estimated by AI - may vary

Instructions

The Eclipse of Oaxaca is a beautifully dark and intriguing cocktail that offers a perfect balance of smoky, bitter, and sour notes, reminiscent of an industry sour but with a unique twist. This drink combines the earthy depths of mezcal with the complex bitterness of an herbal liqueur, all while maintaining an approachable profile with common kitchen ingredients. It's an evocative drink, perfect for those who seek something out of the ordinary yet deeply familiar. **Ingredients:** - 2 oz Mezcal (for its smoky depth) - 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice (for a tart balance) - 1/2 oz Herbal Liqueur (such as Green Chartreuse for its complex herbal notes) - 1/2 oz Simple Syrup (to soften the edges) - 2 dashes Angostura Bitters (for a touch of spice and color) - A pinch of Sea Salt (to elevate the flavors) - Ice - Lime Wheel or Twist, for garnish **Preparation:** 1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the mezcal, fresh lime juice, herbal liqueur, simple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt. 2. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until well chilled, about 15 seconds. 3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. If you prefer a smoother texture, consider using a fine mesh strainer to double strain. 4. Top with two dashes of Angostura bitters, which will float on top and gradually blend with the other components, creating an eclipse-like effect in the glass. 5. Garnish with a lime wheel or twist. **Glass:** Serve in a rocks glass to appreciate the cocktail's deep color and aromatic complexity. The Eclipse of Oaxaca is a testament to the beauty of blending traditional ingredients with a touch of modern flair. The smoky, bitter, sour, and slightly sweet elements come together in harmony, creating a cocktail experience that's as memorable as it is delicious.