Fear and Loathing in Princeton by Mattias Hagglund

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

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

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Fear and Loathing in Princeton

Adapted from a recipe by Mattias Hagglund, elements, Princeton, NJ.

“Buy the ticket, take the ride.” -Hunter S. Thompson.

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.

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