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Tequila cocktails don’t at all times need to be summery or fruity affairs. It’s simple to relegate the agave-based booze to poolside margaritas, however there’s a world of prospects on the market for what is definitely a really versatile spirit. Working example: the Teatro. It’s a riff on the gin-based Bijou, crafted by Sother Teague for the Mexican-inspired East Village cocktail bar, Eterea. Its inspiration was a well-liked tipple in the identical metropolis over a century in the past, however with so many cocktails nowadays, what’s previous is new once more.
Whereas the inspiration is classic, the usage of tequila, along with an equal half candy vermouth, positively modifications the equation on this one. The earthy spice of the reposado and intense licorice notes of the Green Chartreuse give it an nearly Sazerac high quality however there’s additionally a beneficiant Manhattan really feel from the heavier hand of candy vermouth. (Carpano Antica works significantly nicely.) For such a easy cocktail, there are many layers right here to discover. And with no overproof spirits within the combine (not counting the Chartreuse), it’s extraordinarily simple to empty a number of Nick & Nora glasses of this one.
1 ¼ oz. reposado tequila
1 ¼ oz. candy vermouth
½ oz. Inexperienced Chartreuse
2 dashes orange bitters
Mix all elements in a mixing glass over ice and stir till well-chilled. Pressure right into a Nick & Nora glass (or a coupe will do) and garnish with a cocktail cherry.