Red wine meets Tequila and they live happily ever after.
Sounds strange I know, but I love this cocktail. A riff on the Manhattan, the red wine notes in the Lillet go surprisingly well with the extra aged, smooth tequila. I’ve turned several people onto tequila with this drink alone, especially red wine drinkers. It makes for a great dinner cocktail.
Bonus: This makes a fantastic barrel-aged cocktail if you’re up for it, the wait will definitely pay off. Easy on the bitters when barrel aging as their bold flavors can overpower if not careful.
2 oz Anejo tequila
1 oz Lillet Rouge
1 barspoon agave nectar (to taste)
2 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters
Glass: Chilled coupe
Preparation: Add ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish: Optional - Luxardo cherries