The Story Behind The El Murielago
This stunning, agave-based cocktail is the creation of Portland beverage professional Beau Raymond. A bit more elaborate than your traditional sour, the drink delicately balances mezcal, tequila, and sloe gin. It has a velvety smooth texture and a subtle peppery spice from the Aleppo tincture that plays well with the various citrus flavors.
Ingredients In The El Murielago:
- 1 ounce mezcal
- ½ ounce blanco tequila
- ½ ounce sloe gin
- ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
- ½ ounce agave syrup
- ¾ ounce oleo saccharum
- 5 drops Aleppo tincture
- 3 drops saline
- 5 dashes grapefruit bitters
- 1 egg white
El Murielago Directions:
- Combine all ingredients except for egg white in a cocktail shaker over ice.
- Shake to combine.
- Remove the ice and add egg white to shaker, and then shake again. (This technique is called “reverse dry-shake.”)
- Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with grapefruit peel and some spicy chili salt.