2 oz. Espolón Tequila Reposado
.25 oz. Benedictine Liqueur
.25 oz. Coffee Liqueur
.5 oz. Lustau Dry Amontillado Sherry – Los Arcos
Stir all ingredients with ice in a chilled mixing glass. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Spray and garnish with a lemon peel.
Created by Eric Alperin
The Varnish, Los Angeles
Famed mixologist Eric Alperin created this cocktail to compliment a taco truck trend made famous in Los Angeles—the Korean-style BBQ taco. The subtle, smoky flavors of this cocktail pair exceedingly well with hearty pulled pork, while the mildly sweet seasoning of the meat is echoed in the additions of coffee liqueur to the cocktail.
This cocktail could also pair exceptionally well with a classic ground beef taco, seasoned with just a hint of cumin.