Eclipse

Description
Añejo tequila, Cherry Liqueur, Aperol, Mezcal, Lemon juice, Lemon peel
Instructions
Stir, strain, vida-rinsed coupe, lemon twist
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year2009
Created byLeo Robitscheck
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceThe PDT Cocktail Book, p.113
Posted by
bza's picture
bza on 10/29/2011

Comments

DrunkLab's picture

This drink is sometimes made in equal parts with mezcal as the base spirit and no tequila (or rinse). I prefer it that way, but in either version it's a top shelf drink. (Source: asking at The NoMad.)

I don't have any Anejo. Is it worth trying with a Reposado or will it be too different?

bza's picture

Haven't tried it with reposado, but imo there are no two more different age statements than reposado and añejo, they are practically different liquors. That said, I don't see why reposado wouldn't work in this drink as long as you had something hefty and peppery rather than smooth and light. It would definitely be a different drink, though.

Fantastic drink. On a typographical note, the creator's name is spelled "Robitschek" I believe

bza's picture

Fixed, thanks, and I love that you proofread cocktail recipes at 8 in the morning. Keep on!

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