Friday, 18 December 2015

The Alcatraz cocktail by Christin Wagner

Thanks to Christin Wagner for this innovative cocktail featuring Tequila Ocho and Del Maguey!
Name of Drink: The Alcatraz
Glass: Chilled rocks glass
Garnish: Manicured orange peel
Ingredients: 1.5 oz Tequila Ocho
                   .75oz Lusteau Sherry
                   .5 Suze Liquor
                   .25 oz Vida Mezcal
                    1 bar spoon of Agave Nectar
                    2 Dashes Fee Brother's Aztec Chocolate Bitters
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and stir. Pour into chilled rocks glass, then express an orange peel over the drink (save peel to manicure and place on rim of glass).
Bar: La Petite Grocery, New Orleans
Year: 2015
Story: I have always had a love for Mexico, Mexican culture, and all things Mexico related.  After trying Tequila Ocho at Tales of the Cocktail in 2014, I knew I had to create a recipe that would honor this fantastic tequila! Months of trial and error finally resulted in a hit: The Alcatraz!  The name pays homage to the bird that calls Louisiana home, the brown pelican.  The drink is brown in color which was the easy connection to make.  After doing a bit of research, I found that the white pelican of the northeast migrates through the Mississippi River Delta before its final destination in, you guessed it, Mexico!  Specifically this bird's final stop is in Jalisco which made the connection a no brainer!  I hope you find this story as fascinating as I do.
Christin Wagner with her Alcatraz cocktail at La Petite Grocery

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