101 Best New Cocktails: Alcatraz by Christin Wagner, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans, LA, USA

by Gaz Regan · Friday, January 22nd, 2016 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

Alcatraz

Christin Wagner, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans, LA, USA

“Thanks for trying my drink! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.” Christin Wagner

Alcatraz Christin Wagner45 ml (1.5 oz) Tequila Ocho añejo

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Lustau Don Nuño oloroso sherry

15 ml (.5 oz) Suze liqueur

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Del Maguey Vida Mezcal

1 barspoon agave nectar

2 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate bitters

1 orange twist

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Squeeze the twist over the drink and add as garnish.

gaz sez: Say “ocho” eight times, then run to the liquor store and demand you get your fair share of this remarkable tequila. Cristin showed remarkable balancing techniques when assembling these ingredients, and the use of Suze here is just inspired! Unlike its namesake, though, the Alcatraz Cocktail takes no prisoners. Be warned . . .

 

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