Send More Chipotle
March 27, 2009
As I was saying in the last post, I had a stunningly delicious drink made by Neyah White of Nopa- one of the best cocktails I've had so far this year.
The Escondido Romano is made with maraschino liqueur, Cynar (artichoke) amaro, Hangar One's new limited-edition Chipotle flavored vodka, and sparkling wine.
Please note that the picture to the right is not an actual photograph, but an artist's rendering of the drink.
It is amazingly original and complex and smoky and perfect. I suggest asking for it at Nopa- but you'd better hurry. Neyah says that they were only allocated four bottles of this batch of the Hangar chipotle vodka.
The chipotle contains separate infusions/distillations of smoked jalapeno and bell peppers, Fresno chili peppers, habanero peppers, and probably some other stuff. You can taste them all in the vodka. I had some of the jalapeno spirit right off the still a while back and damn it's tasty. Distiller Lance Winters produced 1500 six-bottle cases of the stuff in total. Yet Nopa received only four. Stingy.
I have had the Chipotle Hangar and it is one of my faves, right up my alley.
Posted by: Victoria | March 27, 2009 at 09:32 AM
Another option for people would be to come by Kuleto's. I just finished making Chipotle bitters, which are probably the best way to enhance a Manhattan or a Old Fashioned. A couple dashes goes a long way.
Posted by: Hunter Leigh | March 27, 2009 at 09:58 AM
This sounds aweseome!
Posted by: josh | March 29, 2009 at 02:07 PM