As part of the recent Arizona Cocktail Week, Tucson bartenders from famed Scott & Co invaded Mabel’s on Main in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bar Manager Ciaran Wiese and his crew of merry makers presented a specialty menu of 4 drinks for the night.
What’s the Dilly Yo – Brokers gin, Aperol, lemon juice, simple syrup, spicy mustard with seeds, dill sprig
Don’t Rub my Rhubarb- Bacardi Superior rum, lime juice, muddled strawberry, mint leaves
The Cough Lozenger- Old Overholt rye, ginger custard foam, citrus, rosemary, eucalyptus rock candy
Stay Puffed- Chai infused Michael Collins Irish whiskey, cinnamon simple syrup, Angostura bitters, charred marshmallow
Considering my love of pickles, I expected to love the What’s the Dilly Yo cocktail. However, there was a strong bitterness that I didn’t care for. And I like bitter cocktails. I suspect it was the mustard with seeds.
I was hanging out with Garrett McKechnie from 1886 (in Pasadena) and he said I should try the Stay Puffed. I was actually surprised how much I liked this one since I don’t really like marshmallow. Aha, I see what they did here- answering a trend (marshmallow vodka) with a strong and more appropriate response.
I didn’t get a chance to try the others but perhaps if I’m ever in Tucson, I’ll just check out Scott & Co. Plus they’re part of a highly-regarded gastropub, 47 Scott. It sounds like a sure bet for Tucson imbibing.
Scott & Co / 47 Scott 49 N Scott Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 – (520) 624-4747