Hightail Out

We’ve kitchen-tested so many recipes for the Cocktail Party app that these days, we can pretty much look at any recipe and simulate its flavor in our minds.

Not so with the Hightail Out, from mixologist Ivy Mix at Brooklyn’s Leyenda cocktail bar. Blanc vermouth with cinnamon syrup? Spicy chocolate mole bitters? We couldn’t figure out what this recipe was going to taste like.

So we made it, and it was so good and so complex that we still can’t explain what it tastes like. Ever wake up from a dream and struggle to remember what it was before it slips away? Every sip of the Hightail Out is like that – each little taste different from the last, a new note singing out and making you forget the last incredible flavor, tempting you to sip again and find the next one.

If you’re reading this because you’ve got all the ingredients to make this, do yourself a favor and just do it. There’s a reason Ivy Mix wins all those mixology awards year after year, and it ain’t her cool name.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake everything (except the soda water) with ice. Strain into an ice-filled tall glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a wheel or twist of lemon or grapefruit.

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This app ROCKS!!!

I've used a number of mix drink apps, and this one is by FAR the BEST! I've made a couple dozen drinks so far, and they're delicious. It suits my quality wants while (more importantly) suiting my inherent laziness. You put in what you have on hand, and it automatically lists all the drinks you can make! There's info on all the ingredients, which is pretty neat to learn some backstory. What I truly like is I can click an ingredient and it shows how many more drinks I can make. It's pretty fun picking up a new item and seeing 8 new drinks to try. There's a setting on the iPad that locks the app on so people can switch on the mixing app without letting anyone out of it, so I leave it by the bar and people can use it without worry of people snooping around. ;) The combination of all the drinks and this app that makes searching for, and making a drink, easy peezy lemon squeezey, and gives a real feeling of sophistication.
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