101 Best New Cocktails: Foreword by Nick Caputo, Eight Bar, Falmouth, UK.
Adapted from a recipe by Nick Caputo, Eight Bar, Falmouth, UK.
“Created by me, Nick Caputo for the UK Cask Roadshow finals. Simple and inspired by the Last Word. Works with many tequilas, not just Ocho. The first taste gives the ripe agave and saltiness of the tequila, which is balanced by the lime which then opens your palate to the pêche. Its sweetness lends body to the tequila and pulls all the flavour to the Chartreuse. The pepper spice adds depth, complementing the tequila as the finish rolls back to the tequila. Lots of length and flavour in the drink. Thought that replacing gin with tequila would be a great partner for Chartreuse and the pêche instead of maraschino gave body and balance. Left without garnish as the saltiness of tequila and pepper nose on green Chartreuse leaves a wonderful aroma. Enjoy.” Nick Caputo.
25 ml (.83 oz) crème de pêche
25 ml (.83 oz) fresh lime juice
15 ml (.5 oz) green Chartreuse
Shake hard over ice and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupette.
gaz sez: Nick has provided his own commentary for this drink, and it’s pretty much spot on, too. He has given me an opportunity, though, to reiterate how much I love Ocho tequila. Who would have thought that a man as old as Tomas Estes could have produced such a sterling product?
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