Eclipse of Oaxaca

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Dark, herbal, and intricately bitter cocktail

Eclipse of Oaxaca
AI Request: I like the industry sour. I like mezcal. I like my drinks dark and herbal and bitter. I like amaros

Ingredients

AI Nutrition Facts

Serving : 1 cocktail

ABV
30%*
Calories
180*
Net Carbs
9g*
*Estimated by AI - may vary

Instructions

Dive into the beautiful depth of the Eclipse of Oaxaca, a dark, herbal, and intricately bitter cocktail that elegantly combines the smoky allure of mezcal with the complex bitterness of amaro. This drink is a symphony of bold flavors, designed for those who appreciate the sophisticated blend of tradition and innovation. Served in a chilled old-fashioned glass, it presents an unforgettable visual and sensory experience. Ingredients: - 2 oz Mezcal (preferably a darker, aged variant for depth) - 1 oz Amaro (choose one with rich herbal and bitter notes, such as Amaro Nonino or Averna) - 1/2 oz Fernet (to add an extra layer of bitterness and herbal tones) - 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice (for brightness and acidity) - 1/2 oz Agave Syrup (for a touch of sweetness to balance the bitterness) - A dash of Angostura Bitters (for complexity) - A sprig of thyme or rosemary for garnish (to enhance the herbal notes) - Optional: a thin slice of orange or a twist for garnish, adding a hint of citrus aroma Instructions: 1. In a shaker, combine mezcal, amaro, Fernet, lime juice, agave syrup, and Angostura bitters. 2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled. 3. Strain the mixture into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with a large ice cube. 4. Express the oils of the orange slice or twist over the drink and drop it in, if using. 5. Garnish with the sprig of thyme or rosemary. 6. Take a moment to admire the dark, enticing color before taking the first sip. Enjoy the complex interplay of smoky, bitter, herbal, and citrus notes that make the Eclipse of Oaxaca a truly unique cocktail experience. Perfect for an evening where the mood is introspective yet adventurous, the Eclipse of Oaxaca is not just a drink; it's a journey through the lush landscapes of flavor that mezcal and amaros offer, underlined by the timeless art of cocktail crafting.