Aztec Conquest

Description
Fino sherry, Bourbon, Triple sec, Chocolate extract, Orange bitters
Instructions
Add all ingredients to mixing glass, top with ice and stir. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Notes
Created for a Taza Chocolate contest to come up with cocktails using their new extract.
Cocktail summary
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Year2010
Created & posted by
The Boston Shaker's picture
The Boston Shaker on 11/24/2010
Ryan Lotz, Lineage Restaurant, Boston MA
AuthenticityOriginal creation

Comments

mahastew's picture

I used a different fino and another, organic brand of chocolate bitters, otherwise all ingredients specified. It's tasty and interesting. There's something just a bit incongruous about the mix. The scent of orange and chocolate is delightful, however. 4/5.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Mahastew,

Taking a guess here, it's that the Fino is too dry for the other ingredients - it 'leans out" the rich Bourbon, and adds saline/vinyl notes that are what you're finding odd. If you have some, try a dry Oloroso, which should be more rich and woody to pair with the Bourbon.

Thanks,

Zachary

mahastew's picture

Wow, "saline" is a good call, I believe.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Thanks. I love Fino sherries - I mean, how can you not love a wine that grows in soil like this?

Zachary

From other users

Bravely substituted 1/2 oz Meletti + 5 ds Mole bitters. Would use 2 ds Mole bitters next time. Worth trying to find specified ingredients, probably. (3 stars)

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