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 sparkling water) with ice. Strain into an ice-filled tall glass and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a wheel or twist of lemon or grapefruit.

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An awesome cocktail app with curated recipes

I'm shocked that there are no reviews listed for this app. I found it on reddit's cocktails forum. The drink list in this app is much shorter than in many of the other apps I've seen, but the quality and reliability of the recipes is much much higher. These are more like the drinks you would get at a good mixology bar instead of the drink equivalent of your aunt's jello fruit mold that people just "love." I much prefer a list of cocktails that are reliable, good and repeatable than a huge pile of garbage recipes. This app is great and delivers great, reliable cocktails.
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