The Alchemist

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

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 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 Orgeat (almond) sugar syrup
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Review:

Looking over the liqueur and syrup dominated recipe, this mezcal-based cocktail would 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, who says, "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."

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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