Amor y Amargo’s Black Rock Chiller

A fortifying summer cocktail that's as portable as it is potable.

No ice? No problems. The Black Rock Chiller is an invigorating pick-me-up that can be enjoyed anywhere - even in the Nevada desert. "Gizmodo asked me to make a drink for their writer who was going to Burning Man," says Sother Teague of bitters-centric New York cocktail bar Amor y Amargo. "The brief was 'cooling and refreshing', but the caveat was that they'd have no access to ice." So how does this Negroni-ish elixir manage to taste cold without being chilled? The secret, says Teague, is a beloved Italian liqueur. "The bracing menthol of Branca Menta immediately cools the senses while the peppery and slightly citrusy tequila delivers the punch." Amor y Amargo, 443 E 6th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 614 6818 

In a glass (or bucket), combine equal parts Branca Menta, reposado tequila and Suze (for a sharp bitter note). Stir and serve neat without ice or garnish.


Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
P&V Merchants opens in Sydney, stocking small-batch and hard-to-find booze
06.12.2017
Four Pillars releases a new batch of its Australian Christmas Gin
03.11.2017
Love, Tilly Devine’s new chapter
26.10.2017
The World's 50 Best Bars 2017
10.10.2017
Seedlip, a non-alcoholic distilled spirit, arrives in Australia
10.10.2017
Bar Americano wants you to buy a stranger a drink
05.09.2017
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Listen
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

You might also like...

Jennifer Hawkins Sesion tequila

Tequila is the new black. At least it is for Jennifer Hawkin...

Top drops: March 2017

From a floral bottle of English bubble to a tangy gin perfec...

Signature drink: Hains & Co's Crimson Mainsail

Don’t be fooled – this cocktail looks pretty but packs a pun...

Australian sour beers

Craft brewing in Australia is hitting a sour note, and that’...

Original Sin's Grande Bellezza

A fresh, bright Italian-accented sundowner.

Short restaurant wine lists

Small is the order of the day in restaurants, with tight win...

Mitch Monaghan, Nespresso

We caught up with Nespresso Australia and New Zealand coffee...

Signature drinks

Thirty of our favourite drinks from Australia's best bars an...

Signature Drink: The Baxter Inn’s Charlestown

Grab the mink and the fedora – this Baxter cocktail means bu...

Hot 100 2015 - Drinks

The world is getting hotter and we’re not talking about glob...

Seedlip, a non-alcoholic distilled spirit, arrives in Australia

The question of what to drink when you’re not having a drink...

Game up your G&Ts with a Distiller’s Strength Gin

Is this the year of gin going where no botanicals have gone ...

Mover, shaker

The best thing you can take to a party, according to cocktai...

Best Australian red wines for drinking now

Australians are getting a taste for thirst-quenching reds ma...

Champagne breakfast: a question of etiquette

Campari with your cornflakes? Whether booze is okay at break...