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.
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