The Alberto Simmons Cocktail

by halw

Sometimes the origin of a cocktail name has some history behind it–maybe it’s an inside joke or reference to a movie. Perhaps it’s paying homage to the mood the creator of the recipe was in when they put it together for the first time. And then sometimes the inspiration for the name comes from a song. It could be the lyrics that lend themselves to inspiring the naming of a cocktail, or sometimes it could be the mood it puts you and the name of the song itself.

In the case of the Alberto Simmons cocktail it’s the latter. A song by Fishboy, a band based out of Texas, about a character by the name of Alberto Simmons who is plotting to take the world on and build a wormhole along side his brother. It’s a fairly nonsensical but catchy tune. Once I started listening to the song a few times I began to picture an overly energetic person that had an interesting way of looking at life. And for some reason every time I heard the name Alberto Simmons, I thought of tequila and a somewhat out of the box stirred drink that wouldn’t take any prisoners.

I know it’s a stretch, but sometimes inspiration comes in the strangest of ways.

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Alberto Simmons

2oz Don Julio Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Nonino Amaro
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1/4 oz Lagavulin 16 Year Old Scotch Whisky

2 Dashes Bittermens Xocatl Mole Bitters

Directions:Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Stir with ice.

Strain over giant cube in rocks glass.

Garnish with Orange twist

The Alberto Simmons Cocktail. A combination of Don Julio Reposado, Amaro Nonino, Carpano Antica, Lagavulin 16, and Mole Bitters.

The Alberto Simmons Cocktail. A combination of Don Julio Reposado, Amaro Nonino, Carpano Antica, Lagavulin 16, and Mole Bitters.