Reposado tequila (Absorbing Man, Ra’s Al Ghul revisited)

I’m floored. It looked the winter started to retreat… then it come back with the bang!

“Inspired” by this feeling I searched comfort from the bottle… Olmeca Altos Reposado, to be exact; it’s been ages since I tasted it, I’ve forgotten how good tequila it is!

So…let’s combine the late winter gloom and reposado 🙂 The reposado used doesn’t have to be Olmeca Altos; I tried same drinks with Sauza Hornitos Reposado and they tasted okay as well.

ABSORBING MAN

1 part gin

1 part creme de cassis

1 to 1,5 parts reposado tequila

couple dashes of lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass with plenty of ice in it.

Carl Creel has been waiting for his namesake drink for way too long, it’s time to fix that: when I started to experiment with “Gloom & Reposado”-set, I decided to go for Absorbing Man The Cocktail. I had just the right feeling for it.

No one can’t deny the similaritites with A-Man and Parasite…with latter I decided to for nasty look but great taste; so this time I’ll do it another way around.

Of course this drink is not meant to taste repulsive, just… hmm, “challenging”. C’mon, the dude who sucks abilities of things around him sounds as charming as a leech… hence the taste.

Reposado tequila does the bitter part, gin adds sharp kick, lemon brings sour zest… the only thing balancing this trio is creme de cassis, and it’s barely holding them back… but still I dare to say this drink is a good choice for slow sipping. Say, when you’ve got The Late Winter Blues.

RA’S AL GHUL (LAZARUS PIT)

3 parts reposado tequila

1 part Campari

2 parts sweet red vermouth

Stir with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass with plenty of ice in it. Garnish with orange peel (yup, forgot it from the pic).

This drink was discovered/created in a whim… “Hmm… I wonder what would Negroni taste like if I substitute gin with reposado?” Well, little adjustment to the ratios and it’s pretty nice drink.

Since my Ra’s Al Ghul The Cocktail was simple Negroni variation, I decided to publish this as The Head of the Demon v.2.

Let’s see if spring finally gets a chokehold, I’m pretty tired of this lingering late winter… something more delightful next time, I hope 🙂

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