New Fifth Floor bar manager Brian Means has just unveiled an entirely new and rather extensive cocktail list at the tucked-away bar inside the Palomar Hotel. (See all the details over here at Alcademics.) There's plenty of kitchen magic happening with some of these drinks tinctures and gastriques and such that you may not want to try at home, and are perhaps best tasted at the bar.
But there's an incredible variety of flavors, too, and we're especially into this bad boy, which is a combo of tequila and sherry, brightened with some lemon and balanced out with Calvados and orange bitters. And you won't have to infuse anything to make it at home, just make a trip to a fine liquor seller near you.
1.5 oz. Espolon Reposado tequila
.75 oz. Lustau Amontillado sherry
.5 oz. Calvados
.5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. agave syrup
3 dashes orange bitters
Shake all of the ingredients together and strain into a coupe glass.