Ornithologist

A Tequila and Suze Jungle Bird
1 12 oz Blanco tequila
1 12 oz Pineapple juice
34 oz Suze
12 oz Falernum, Velvet Falernum
12 oz Lime juice
1 bsp Mezcal, Del Maguey Vida
1 spg Mint (as garnish)
Instructions
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain to a double rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a mint bouquet.
History
Rather than thinking of a white jungle bird at first. I wanted a tequila/suze/pineapple sour. The jungle bird template fit well with a few tweaks. Falernum over Simple Syrup gives a lot of complexity over the citrus / bitterness / earthiness / smoke. At first I wanted the name to refer to something like a "radioactive bird", however I ended up with "Ornithologist", which is a scientist who studies birds. Since this is, colorwise, a reverse Jungle Bird, I flipped the point of view for the name. It's not a bad name but still could change for something more catchy lol
From other users
  • fascinatingly complex and bitter — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • It's very earthy, the bitter from the Suze hits at the end. The pineapple adds a little tang the whole sip. Falernum includes some spice into all the earthiness of the cocktail. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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