Herb Alpert’s Root Notes
- 1.5 oz. silver tequila
- 0.5 oz. Royal Combier liqueur
- 0.5 oz. pomegranate juice
- 0.25 oz. Kümmel
- 0.25 oz. chicory liqueur
Shake with ice and strain into coupe.
This one started with tequila and pomegranate and grew from there. Orange paired well, and the kümmel and chicory came out of nowhere during experimentation. But it all worked out tastily.
The name came from one of my Name My Cocktail evenings, with Brian Sawyer winning the prize for this gem. The fact that my daughter plays the trumpet and is currently learning some Herb Alpert had nothing to do with the selection.