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Rivera: Tequila Ocho Flight Tasting April 16, 2012

Filed under: Cocktails,Restaurants,Tequila,Uncategorized — L.T. Do @ 4:43 am

http://www.riverarestaurant.com/

I absolutely love this place; the staff here are very talented, knowledgable and nice!  If you enjoy tequila, mezcal and crafted cocktails I highly recommend this place.  Erik, the bar manager here, creates a wonderful selection of creations.  He likes taking unexpected ingredients and mixing them together.

 

The cocktails here tell a playful story and the flavors are robust.  For example, Erik created this cocktail called “The Down Time Euphoria and Bitter Disappointment.”  It’s equal parts Kilchoman (Single Malt Whisky from Islay), Cynar, Benedictine and Orange Bitters.  The nose on this beverage are smoky/sea-salt air based with subtle hints of orange petals.  The flavor has overtones of peat with burnt rubber band.  The orange flavor lingers here with some secondary vegetal notes that latch onto the tongue, leaving a bitter note.

The also have rare, unique whiskies here, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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