Flavors are very reminiscent of a Negroni, but obviously derived from distinct spirits. I used silver tequila (Corralejo Blanco) since age wasn't specified, and I think it stood up well to the other ingredients. Described by my drinking partner as "refreshing", and I agree - almost dangerously smooth. Would make it again. Another tasty drink by Stew.
Have you ever had one of those nights where you wanted a real satisfying cocktail, but you just couldn't think of it or find it in your Kindred Cocktails cocktail book? NOTHING really appealed to you? Well, of course you have. We all have! That's why Kindred Cocktails is so important to you and to me. And guess what? I happened upon, in Kindred Cocktails, the drink that just may do on one of those "nothing will do" nights. It's the "Hugo Montenegro."
I was having one of those "nothing will do" nights, when I stumbled upon the "Hugo Montenegro." I usually have just one drink a night, but things changed upon my first sip of the "Hugo Montenegro." About 90 minutes later I had my second one, which went down oh so quickly, and with great satisfaction.
It's a simple drink to make. Like most drinks in the Negroni family, there is an equal amount of each ingredient. I know how each ingredient in the "Hugo Montenegro" tastes on its own; but this is a case where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. So, rather than try to describe how this superb drink tastes, I will simply urge you to try it. Yes, its taste is complex; somewhat bitter, and somewhat sweet. And no particular taste overwhelms another (unless you use a Silver Tequila, which is bitter): I suggest a Reposado or Añejo style tequila to minimize that problem.
I hope I've twieaked your interest in this lovely, thirst-quenching drink. Whether you like it or not, make a comment. And if there's a drink you find more thirst-quenching and satisfying, name it and give the recipe if it's not listed in Kindred Cocktails. Sharing is one of the great things I like about Kindred Cocktails. Without it, Kindred Cocktails would be just another mixology website.</p>
I just had two of these tonight using Cabo Wabo reposado for the tequila and man, this is a good cocktail.
Proof that great minds think alike, I had a cocktail that I enjoyed at Monkeypod, in Maui, Hawaii with a similar recipe= Equal parts mezcal (Del Maguey Vida), Byrrh and Meletti amaro. The bartender rinsed the cocktail glass with orange bitters and used no garnish. To bring out the mezcal out, you can go 1oz mezcal and 3/4oz on the Byrrh and amaro.These two drinks have become my new favorites.