The Other Side Of The Tracks Cocktail
This drink–a variation on the margarita–began as a method to start going through a case of Fee’s bitters given to me by master bartender (and Shimmy Shack owner) Jimmy Collings. One of the bitters was grapefruit; it occurred to me that this would be good with a shot of tequila over crushed ice. Bingo! I played with the idea again and again, and this is the best thing I’ve come up with so far.
- 2 oz. anejo tequila
- 1/2 oz. green creme de menthe
- 1/2 oz. agave nectar
- 3 dashes Fee’s grapefruit bitters (optional)
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
Shake all ingredients with crushed ice. Serve over a glassful of shaved ice (sno-ball ice would be perfect). Garnish with lime peel and fresh mint.