The Alchemist

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Discerning Drinkers (37 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Waterford Mixology Coupe Clear

Garnish:

Float fresh basil leaf

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/6 fl oz Del Maguey Vida Clásico mezcal
2/3 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
1/2 fl oz Gentian liqueur (e.g. Suze, Salers etc)
2/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
2/3 fl oz Giffard Orgeat Syrup
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Hazardous ingredients

Giffard Orgeat Syrup is potentially hazardous to those with allergy or intolerance.

Review:

Looking over the liqueur and syrup-dominated recipe, this mezcal-based Margarita meets the Last Word may appear to be sweet. However, the spec is deceiving, and the finished drink is surprisingly balanced, harnessing some big flavours and presenting them harmoniously.

History:

Created in 2017 by Sam Fraser at The Rockinghorse in Chichester, England.

While travelling, I read 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho. A book I would recommend to anyone. I would not be the first person to say that it changed my life. However, I am a bartender, and when something influences me like that, it also influences the drinks I make. I was imagining faraway lands full of treasure, alchemists, crystal merchants and sandstorms. I wanted to create something exotic in every sense: in origin, taste, aroma, and appearance.

Recipes of American and Other Iced Drinks, Charlie Paul, 1902

Nutrition:

One serving of The Alchemist contains 215 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 17.67% alc./vol. (35.34° proof)
  • 19.4 grams of pure alcohol
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