Serve in anOld-fashioned glass
How to make:
SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a chunk of block ice). FLOAT mezcal on surface of drink.
|1 fl oz||Patrón Añejo tequila|
|3/4 fl oz||Cherry Heering cherry brandy liqueur|
|3/4 fl oz||Aperol or other orange-red aperitivo|
|3/4 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/4 fl oz||Del Maguey VIDA mezcal|
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Beautifully balanced bitter-sweetness with tequila and mezcal sitting harmoniously with cherry and aperitivo liqueurs, with lemon freshness. A perfect aperitivo cocktail.
The colour of the moon during an eclipse inspired the name of this rusty-orange-red cocktail.
In Jim Meehan & Chris Gall's 2011 The PDT Cocktail Book, the creation of the Eclipse is credited to "Leo Robitschek, New York, Winter 2009" with the following recipe:
"2 oz El Tesoro Añejo Tequila
.75 oz. Aperol
.75 oz. Cherry Heering
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal-rinsed coupe.
Garnish with a lemon twist"
When or where, this cocktail morphed from being served in a mezcal-rinsed coupe to being served on-the-rock with a mezcal float is unknown, but some say, it was first served at the 2013 Great GoogaMooga Festival held at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York. USA.
There are approximately 244 calories in one serving of Eclipse Cocktail (by Leo Robitschek).