Archive for October 2020

Year of the Fire Monkey

Year of the Fire Monkey

  • 1.5 oz. reposado tequila
  • 0.75 oz. banana liqueur (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.5 oz. Ancho Reyes Poblano liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz. Averna
  • dash of Angostura bitters

Shake with ice and strain into coupe.

I’m not sure what led me down a path of bananas and chilies, but it works. I stuck with tequila to match the chile liqueur, and added lemon for some acid then some bitter amaro and Angostura.

The drink has a nice sweetness and bite. I thought the sign from the Chinese Zodiac was fitting for a name. Too bad it’s not for 2020. But the Water Rat doesn’t sound like a good drink. Though perhaps it is appropriate for the year thus far.