Fear and Loathing in Princeton by Mattias Hagglund
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Fear and Loathing in Princeton
Adapted from a recipe by Mattias Hagglund, elements, Princeton, NJ.
60 ml (2 oz) Hayman’s Old Tom gin
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Campari
15 ml (.5 oz) Averna amaro
15 ml (.5 oz) agave nectar
1 barspoon Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
1 orange twist, as garnish
Hard-shake and double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Flame the twist over the drink, then rub it around the rim of the glass. Drop it in and serve or (better) imbibe.
gaz sez: Here’s another crazy-looking formula that turns out to be a very well-balanced drink. I’m intrigued by the use of mezcal in very small quantities that I’ve seen in more than a couple of drinks submitted this year. Not all of them worked well, but this one certainly did.