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The Zapatero cocktail is a relatively recent addition to the world of mixology, having been invented by Jeremy Lake in the early 21st century. Jeremy Lake, a renowned mixologist from California, has gained recognition for his inventive approach to cocktail creation.
The Zapatero cocktail is celebrated for its eclectic blend of ingredients, which creates a remarkable sensory experience. At the heart of this cocktail are Mezcal and Bourbon, each contributing a distinct character to this cocktail.
Mezcal, this cocktail’s base spirit, known for its smoky and complex profile, adds depth and character to the cocktail.
The Bourbon adds a touch of American charm to this cocktail. With its sweet, rich notes, bourbon creates a beautiful synergy with the earthy mezcal, making the drink a testament to cross-cultural connections.
The orgeat, a sweet almond syrup, imparts a luscious and nutty character to the cocktail. This ingredient ties together the flavors of mezcal and bourbon, turning them into a smooth duet that pleasantly goes down the throat.
A dash of Angostura bitters introduces a hint of spice and complexity to the mix. It enhances the overall depth of flavors, making the cocktail a multidimensional experience.
The addition of a dash of chocolate bitters provides a subtle yet delightful undertone of cocoa. This element brings a layer of richness to the cocktail, adding a sense of indulgence to the overall experience.
2 teaspoons orgeat
45 ml mezcal
15 ml bourbon
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash chocolate bitters
Garnish: orange twist
Add the orgeat, Angostura bitters, chocolate bitters, mezcal, and bourbon into a mixing glass.
Add ice and shake for 10-12 seconds, until chilled.
Strain into an old fashioned glass.
Garnish with an orange twist