Temperature has always been a huge factor in cocktail making. Ice cold is the norm, but warm drinks occasionally show their face too. But what about room temperature? Try to think of the last drink you enjoyed that was served lukewarm. Well, the people over at Beta Cocktails recently did a bit of experimenting to make use of an over abundance of spirits and a shortage of ice and mixers. They were able to come up with a cocktail that actually tasted good and, most importantly, COLD at room temperature.
The drink, known now as the “Goodnight, Farewell, and Amen,” is now being served (room temperature) at the Amor y Amargo speakeasy in NYC.
Bittermen’s Amere Sauvage.
Just mix and stir. No ice needed.
These masters of mixology were commisionned to make another drink that could taste great warm, be made in large quantities, and survive in heat and harsh climates. After a night of tinkering, Sother Teague ( bartender at Amor y Amargo’s), was able to come up with this amazing cocktail.
Black Rock Chiller
1 part tequila reposado
1 part Branca Menta
1 part Suze
If you can’t find Suze you can use this.
750ml tequila reposado
750ml Branca Menta
750ml Cocchi Americano
1 oz angostura
How does it work?: So tasting good is one thing, but how do you make a drink taste cold at room temperature. The key is the Branca Menta, which is a mint syrup containing pepperment and menthol. The mint actually trips the sensors of a nerve cell protein known as TRP-M8 which is used to send messages to the brain that something is indeed cold.