El Oso

by Gaz Regan · Monday, May 21st, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year’s list.

El Oso

Adapted from a recipe by Brendan Dorr, B&O American Brasserie, Baltimore.

“This is the winner of the 2010 US National Barenjager Cocktail Competition. The judges called it ‘a perfectly balanced cocktail that highlighted Barenjager beautifully and created an instant classic.’” Brendan Dorr.

52.5 ml (1.75 oz) Partida añejo tequila

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Barenjager honey liqueur

15 ml (.5 oz) Luxardo maraschino liqueur

2 dashes The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter bitters

1 dried orange wheel, as garnish

1 Kold-Draft ice cube, as garnish

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir 40 times. Place the orange wheel in a large rocks glass, add the ice cube, and strain. ¡Salud!

gaz sez:  I was one of the judges at this competition, so the El Oso was an obvious drink to include in this year’s 101 Best New Cocktails.  It’s well crafted, well balanced, and well, it glides down the throat with the greatest of ease.  Nice one, Brendan.

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