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A modern name for a modern cocktail. The naked and famous cocktail looks pretty, but it packs a punch with a complex flavour profile. Boasting smokey, herbaceous, and citrus flavours, this delicious cocktail is a conversation piece for more reason than just its name.
- Aperol – a zesty Italian liqueur with rhubarb, herbaceous, and burnt orange flavours.
- Yellow Chartreuse – a sweet, spicy, and herbaceous liqueur made from a secret recipe by Monks in France. Liquor is distilled with 130 different herbs, plants, and flowers. There are yellow and green varieties of chartreuse. The green variety and a bit more about the history of Chartreuse are featured in my gypsy eyes cocktail post.
- Mezcal – a distilled, agave-based liquor from Mexico known for its extreme range of flavours. For this particular cocktail, you will want to use a nice, strong, ‘smokey’ mezcal. It needs to be able to contend with the two complex liqueurs.
- Freshly squeezed lime juice – for the bright, citrusy burst of flavour.
where is the Naked & Famous cocktail from
This cocktail was created by Joaquín Simó at the famous Death & Co bar, New York (2011), and it is featured in the Death & Co book. It is described as being the bastard child of “an illicit Oaxacan love affair between the classic Last Word and a Paper Plane,” (Death & Co).
Was the name inspired by the sex tape in recent history that had brought a certain Kardashian to fame? I guess we can only surmise while sipping on this delicious cocktail.
Disclaimer: It should be said that not everyone who gets naked becomes famous. So keep that in mind before having too many of these and getting any wild ideas.
how to make naked & famous cocktail
You are going to need a cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer, ice, and a Japanese jigger for measuring. Also, you should have a coupe glass for serving.
Measure all of the ingredients into your cocktail shaker and shake well with ice. Then strain the cocktail into your coupe glass and enjoy.
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This delicious cocktail is from the famous Death & Co bar, New York. Complex and flavourful, with a smokey, herbaceous, and citrus profile.
3/4 oz (22.5 ml) Aperol
3/4 oz (22.5 ml) Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz (22.5 ml) smokey mezcal
3/4 oz (22.5 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice
Measure the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
Shake well with ice, then strain into a coupe glass.
This cocktail was created by Joaquín Simó, Death & Co, New York.
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