When we set out to start 3st of the Month, one of the key goals was to turn people on to new shit. There's so much incredible booze out there that's just waiting to get discovered.
Our February 3st of the Month is definitely going to be one of discovery. We're working to bring you all kinds of new (and old) products from the fringes of the liquor store shelves.
Solbeso is a perfect example of that. Distilled from the fruit the cacao tree (yes, the stuff they make chocolate from!), it's a spirit unlike any other. I doesn't really taste like chocolate though, as it's made from the fruit that surrounds the beans that chocolate is made from. It's really a spirit that defies definition. It's not tequila, it's not vodka, it's not pisco...but it has elements of all of those. Even better yet, they're officially launching their arrival in Nashville at Bitter Lovers, so you'll be able to taste it and decide for yourself what you think it tastes like!
2 oz Solbeso
1 oz pomegranate juice
.5 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
.25 oz demerara syrup
.25 oz Patron XO Cafe Dark
20 drops Fee Brothers Chocolate Bitters
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to chill for 15 seconds and double-strain into a chilled glass.