One of my main goals for my bar program is to make sure that everybody is learning, from the bartenders to the barbacks to the servers to the customers. Aside from making our cordials and liqueurs in house, I also want to introduce some of the older classic craft cocktails with a little twist
While we aren't going to be an agave bar, most of our clientele are big fans of tequila. Like the Identity Theft, this drink is an attempt to convince tequila lovers to give Mezcal a try.
This is a variant on Jerry Thomas' Japanese Cocktail with housemade Avo-Orgeat while also splitting the base with Mezcal. Say hello to the Hapa, a blend of Mexican agave influences into a French drink with an Asian-inspired name. Cheers!
1 oz Mezcal
.5 oz Brandy
1 oz Avo-Orgeat
.5 oz Agave
3 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
Stir and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with brandied cherries