Drawing a Blanco
- 2.0 oz. blanco tequila
- 0.25 oz. Wild Moon Lavender liqueur
- 0.25 oz. Cocchi Americano
- 0.25 oz. lemon juice
- 0.125-0.25 oz. agave nectar
- dash of Angostura Cocoa bitters
Shake with ice and strain into coupe.
I had picked up the Wild Moon Lavender but hadn’t yet highlighted it in a drink. Tequila proved a nice base. I added the Cocchi for some brightness and bitterness, then the lemon was the obvious choice for some acid to counter the floral, perhaps soapy, nature of the lavender. I still felt it lacked some necessary sweetness so mixed in just a little agave nectar. The Angostura gives just a hint of bitter chocolate in the background.
The name was come up with and chosen on my cocktail evening. Honestly, I can’t for the life of me recall whose suggestion it was. But I think that’s fitting for this name, isn’t it?