Cocktail of the Day: The Sow’s Ear

This one’s an original by Dr. Cocktail — yay, we love it when Ted comes up with new drinks! This one, which he referred to as “my tequila cocktail,” gets its name from the look of the garnish; the garnish is available at more well-stocked supermarkets or Asian specialty markets, and is the colored version of what you get in a little pile on your plate of sushi at a Japanese restaurant.

The Sow’s Ear

2 ounces reposado tequila.
1/2 ounce apple cider.
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur.
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters.
Large thin slice of pink sushi ginger.

Combine with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake for 10-12 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and float the piece of ginger as a garnish.

Delightful drink. We tried this with clear Martinelli’s apple juice last night, but next time we’ll use an pressed unfiltered apple cider, which I think will be a little better.

Of course, now he need to come up with another cocktail called The Silk Purse …