We recently signed up to be part of the beta testing programme for Asterley Bros new British amaro, Dispense.
After receiving our sample in the post, we tasted it neat, and then with ice to draw out the rich Christmas pudding, spice and fruit notes.
Finally, looking for a little inspiration and something a bit different for a Sunday night in the sunshine, we mixed up an Improved Mezcal Cocktail as follows:
- Stir a barspoon of agave nectar, two dashes of Angostura and organge bitters with ice for thirty seconds.
- Add 50ml mezcal and 25ml Dispense amaro and stir for a further thirty seconds.
- Strain into a rocks glass over a single sphere of ice.
It packs a smoky, bitter punch, but is adequately rounded by the agave nectar and sweet notes of the amaro. Delicious!