El Ultimo Guerrero Azteca

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It was last summer, when I had an abundance of cherries, so decided to put a few jars aside, drowned in brandy. I had kind of forgotten about them a bit, after initially trying them with some ice cream.
I saw this recipe a while back, and saved it. I wasn’t sure when I would get back to it again. But as it was saved, it popped out at me today, while I was scrolling through my saved recipes.

El Ultimo Guerrero Azteca or The Last Aztec Warrior
Recipe from Michael Smutny, on Craft Cocktail Club
A fitting tribute to The Last Word, the parent drink.

  • 22.5ml Mezcal- I used Ilegal Joven
  • 22.5ml Creme de Cacao White Liqueur
  • 22.5ml Chartreuse Jaune (yellow)
  • 22.5ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 brandied Cherry- to garnish

Combine all ingredients, except the garnish, in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until it’s well chilled and strain into a Nick & Nora, or a coupe, if you have that instead.
Garnish with the cherry, and serve.

So this evening, after getting quite wet today, while walking around this amazing city I get to call home, this will warm the cockles of my heart. I can listen to Neil Young singing Cortez, and mourn accordingly.

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