Drawing a Blanco

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?

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