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Julio's Day Cocktail
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Gilbert Hernandez 30 Sep 2013 4:21 PM

Ghost of Hoppers drink sign

Remember last summer when when Scott Kirkpatrick made that awesome drink inspired by Love and Rockets Ghost of Hoppers (scroll way down) was created and featured at the Rye on Market in Louisville, KY today? Well, he's back with another recipe! This time based on Julio's Day by Gilbert Hernandez.

Quite the mixologist, Kirkpatrick says "I wanted something that contained elements that would be available to Julio in his world and also ingredients that represented youth and old age."

Julio's Day

1 oz. Cazadores Blanco (young tequila)
1 oz. Cazadores Añejo (aged tequila)
.75 oz "Marquez Syrup"
.5 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth

-Stirred
-on the rocks
-garnished with a lime zest
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Marquez Syrup:

1 qt locally roasted cold press coffee
1 pt of sugar
1 large fresh Fresno chile (diced w/ seeds)
1.5 tbsp of dried Pequin chiles (crushed w/seeds)
.5 oz of dark chocolate
25 mint leaves
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YUM. Kirkpatrick is currently making some seriously good wine over at the Hunnicutt Wine Company (you can follow his adventures on Twitter or Instagram) but promises to be back with more recipes soon. Now, I don't know about you but I know EXACTLY what I'm drinking this weekend. And I know what book pairs nicely with it.

Julio's Day