Have you ever gazed at the night sky and been mesmerized by its beauty? The deep, mysterious blue, speckled with shimmering stars, each telling its own silent story? Our latest original creation, “Mystical Midnight,” is inspired by just that—a potion as deep and enchanting as the night itself.
The Inspiration Behind the Mystical Midnight
The charm of mixology often lies in its ability to mirror our emotions, experiences, or even the ambiance we wish to create. With “Mystical Midnight”, the intent was to craft a drink that could transport you to a serene night under the stars, even if you’re sitting in your living room. It’s all about the blend of flavors, colors, and the emotions they evoke.
Key Ingredients & Flavor Profile
- Aged Rum (Plantation 5 Year): The rich, mellow notes of this rum are reminiscent of the stories old skies have witnessed.
- Mezcal: Just like the night has its mysteries, mezcal brings in the smokiness and depth.
- Blue Curaçao & Crème de violette: These create a brilliant deep blue hue, much like the evening sky. The Crème de violette also adds a floral undertone, like blossoms under moonlight.
- Agave Nectar & Aztec Chocolate Bitters: A hint of sweetness paired with a touch of bitterness, because every night has its tales of love and longing.
Pairing with the Mystical Midnight
To truly savor “Mystical Midnight”, consider pairing it with light appetizers that don’t overpower its subtle notes. Think soft cheeses, delicate seafood, or even fruit platters.
For those looking to make the “Mystical Midnight” a centerpiece of their evening, why not dive deeper into culinary delights that mirror its complexity? A spiced, roasted eggplant dip with a hint of tahini can be a delightful match. The smokiness of the roasted eggplant parallels the mezcal’s deep notes, while the subtle spices dance alongside the cocktail’s sweet and bitter nuances. Accompany this with thinly sliced, toasted rye or pita bread, which provides a textured contrast and a canvas for the dip. This pairing, rich in flavors yet delicate in nature, ensures that every bite and sip taken are harmoniously interwoven, offering a truly celestial dining experience.
So, the next time you’re looking for a drink that’s a blend of elegance, mystery, and pure delight, give the “Mystical Midnight” a try. It’s not just a cocktail; it’s an experience, a journey through the night, one sip at a time.
- 1.5 oz Aged Rum Plantation 5 Year
- 0.5 oz Mezcal
- 0.5 oz Blue Curaçao for a deep blue hue and a slight orange twist
- 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 0.25 oz Crème de violette giving it a floral note and deepening the blue hue
- 0.25 oz Agave Nectar to add a touch of sweetness
- 2 dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters
- Garnish: Sprig of mint and a slice of orange
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the aged rum, mezcal, Blue Curaçao, lime juice, Crème de violette, and agave nectar.
- Shake vigorously until well chilled.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Dash with Aztec Chocolate Bitters.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of orange