Cocktail of the Day: The 1820

Jeez, where did June go? Where did 2009 go, for that matter?! It’s July already, Tales of the Cocktail is upon us in one week, and I’m so insanely busy getting ready for that and a wedding we’re taking part in on Saturday that I might just go supernova.

Today’s cocktail is outta da paper, rather than one I’ve had the time to research and make and photograph and such, but it looks like a terrific one I’ll try at my earliest convenience. Speaking of the Del Maguey mezcals above, Gary Regan has a Cocktailian article in the San Francisco Chronicle about his change of heart regarding mezcal, and his appreciation for a lovely cocktail using it that he got from Misty Kalkofen of Drink in Boston. Read about it and have a go!

The 1820
(by Misty Kalkofen, Drink, Boston)

1-3/4 ounces Bols Genever.
1/4 ounce Galliano l’Autentico.
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice 1/2 ounce Lavender Simple Syrup (see recipe in the article).
1 bar spoon Del Maguey Minero mezcal.
1 dash Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters.

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This one’s become a favorite at our place, and among friends as well.