Cocktails in the Country: Belle of the Barrio by Dan Q. Dao, Middle Branch, New York, NY

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 · CitC 2016


Belle of the Barrio

Dan Q. Dao, Middle Branch, New York, NY

“This drink is inspired by my Texas upbringing, and evokes the idea of an approachable yet beautiful girl next door.”

4-5 pineapple chunks

4-5 mint leaves

1.5 oz (45 ml) Don Julio Blanco Tequila

.5 oz (15 ml) Del Maguey Vida Single Village Mezcal

.5 oz (15 ml) Don Zoilo 12 Year-Old Pedro Ximénez  Sherry

.5 oz (15 ml) agave syrup

.5 oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice

1 pineapple chunk, pierced with a mint spring, as garnish

Muddle the pineapple and mint leaves in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients. Shake over ice, and double-strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube. Add the garnish.

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