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