Monday, October 19, 2015

Cocktail: Spanish Harlem

Spanish Harlem

Whiskey is the heart and soul of a Manhattan. So what happens when you set the whiskey aside?

If you go the tequila route, you end up with a Spanish Harlem, a Manhattan variation where aged tequila stands in for whiskey. It's named for the section of northern Manhattan known for its large Latino immigrant population. I made my version with añejo tequila, which is aged for at least 1 year--shorter than many whiskeys but longer than most tequilas.

This drink was featured last summer during a My Poor Liver Podcast. They joke about having invented it the previous week and then found out it already existed (I know how that feels--I remember an evening where I "invented" a White Russian).

Cocktail: Spanish Harlem

2 oz. Sauza ańejo tequila
3/4 oz. Dolin sweet vermouth
1/4 oz. Cointreau (orange liqueur, triple sec)
2 dashes Bittermens mole bitters
2 dashes Regan's orange bitters
Bing cherry, garnish

Combine tequila, vermouth, Cointreau and bitters in a cocktail mixing glass with ice and stir until very cold, at least 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a cherry.

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