Midnight Smoke & Herb

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Captivating blend of smoky and herbaceous notes

Midnight Smoke & Herb
AI Request: I want to mix mezcal and a amari or herbal liquer. Provide me with a cocktail and specific bottles

Ingredients

AI Nutrition Facts

Serving : 1 cocktail

ABV
varies depending on the specific mezcal and amaro used*
Calories
approximately 180*
Net Carbs
approximately 8 grams*
*Estimated by AI - may vary

Instructions

Dive into a captivating blend of smoky and herbaceous notes with the Midnight Smoke & Herb cocktail. This innovative concoction combines the earthy tones of mezcal with the complex layers of an Amari, creating a drink that's as intriguing as it is delicious. Served in a chilled old-fashioned glass, it presents a harmonious balance of flavors that are perfect for any sophisticated gathering or a quiet night under the stars. Ingredients: - 2 oz Mezcal (Del Maguey Vida Mezcal recommended for its smooth, smoky essence) - 1 oz Amaro (Amaro Montenegro, known for its mild and harmonious herbal blend, works beautifully) - 0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice (to add a touch of brightness) - 0.25 oz Simple Syrup (adjust based on your sweetness preference) - 2 dashes of Orange Bitters (to enhance the citrus and herbal notes) - Garnish: Orange Peel and a Sprig of Thyme (for aroma and an elegant presentation) Instructions: 1. Chill an old-fashioned glass by placing it in the freezer or filling it with ice water for a few minutes. 2. In a mixing glass, combine the mezcal, Amaro Montenegro, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and orange bitters. 3. Fill the mixing glass with ice and stir the mixture gently until well chilled. The aim is to dilute the mix slightly while keeping its rich flavors intact. 4. Discard the ice or water from the old-fashioned glass and strain the cocktail mixture into the chilled glass. 5. Express the orange peel over the drink by twisting it to release its oils, then rim the glass with the peel and add it to the drink. 6. Gently place a sprig of thyme as garnish. Lightly slap it before adding to release its aroma, complementing the smoky and herbal layers of the cocktail. 7. Serve immediately and enjoy the deep, complex flavors of the Midnight Smoke & Herb. This drink marries the robust qualities of the selected mezcal with the delicate, botanical complexity of Amaro Montenegro. Each sip offers a journey through layers of smoke, herbs, and citrus, making it an unforgettable cocktail experience.