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Ever since whiskey school my husband has been inspired and empowered to think he  could be a master bartender.  One of his favorite new hobbies is "reading" cocktail recipe books.  His new "Bible" is The PDT Cocktail Book written by bartender Jim Meehan of the PDT Bar in the east village.  He spends a lot of time finding recipes with his favorite liquors.   Top on the list are: whiskey, tequila and aperol.  It's no surprise he sussed this drink out...and you know what, I thought it was pretty darn good.

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Eclipse Cocktail
    Created by Leo Robitsheck, New York Winter 2009

2 oz. El Tesoro Anejo Tequila
.75 oz Aperol
.75 oz Cherry Heering
.75 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled, Del Maguey Vida Mezel-risned coupe glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist.