The I So Roso is an original tequila based cocktail recipe, meant to be delicate and nuanced. While I love a good margarita or using citrus with my tequila, this particular cocktail uses no such things and will astound your taste buds.
Due to how the ingredients are balanced, the specific liqueurs cannot be substituted without thought, or you will find yourself with a completely different end result.
The I So Roso was originally inspired by Ivy Mix, bartender and co-owner of Leyenda out of Brooklyn, New York. Ivy’s cocktail recipe used a variation and proportions, which I evolved to match the specific choices of liquor for this one. Ivy is a prolific sherry drinker, so when I originally saw this combination, I knew instantly it was something worth exploring.
ArteNOM Seleccion de 1414 Reposado – this is a highland tequila with more grassier notes. If you don’t have this in your bar, find another highland grassy tequila and you should be good to stir!
Ron Alegro XO Aged Rum – Dominican Republic based and aged in bourbon barrels, you’ll find this rum full of vanilla, caramel, and a touch of oak.
Mil Pesetas Oloroso – A medium bodied sherry from Andulcia, Spain, aromatics hint of fig with a palate of dried fruit. If you find yourself enamored with Oloroso, explore the world of Irish Whiskey, which often uses spent Oloroso casks to age the finer Irish whiskeys.
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I So Roso
- 1 Bar spoon
- 1 Coupe Glass
- 2 oz Reposado Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion de 1414 Reposado
- 1/2 oz Oloroso Sherry
- 1/2 oz Aged Rum Ron Alegro XO Aged Rum
- 1 tsp Grand Marnier
- 1 tsp Rich Simple Syrup
- 3 drops Chocolate Biters Optional: Aztec Chocolate Bitters
- 1 Orange Peel For garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- Express and garnish with an orange peel.
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