Empirical Spirits Doritos Limited Edition
Staff Pick

Empirical Spirits Doritos Limited Edition

Item # 50489 750mL

Wow. We could stop there. What you get here is something that is at once uncategorizable yet also one of the most identifiable flavors in the world. Using their gin/amaro like bespoke Symphony 6 spirit as a base, Lars and team at Empirical literally emptied bag after bag of Doritos Nacho Cheese into the alcohol until it was the perfect infusion to put under their vaccum stills. The finished spirit is like a experiencing this classic snack food on a meta level, and - it works! Especially good paired with agave spirits or maybe even most surprisingly - in a Manhattan. Extremely limited offering.

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ABV
42.00%
Country
USA
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Staff Pick Notes

Sometimes, you just have to roll with it... When life gives you Dorito's you... make gin apparently and boy am I here for it. Turn on The Big Lebowski slide into some sweatpants, and engage in activities that would make my Coloradan heart proud with: The Spicy Dirtbag Cocktail 2oz: Empirical Spirits Doritos Limited Edition 1oz: Ancho Reyes Ancho Chili Liqueur 1oz: St. Agrestis Inferno Bitter Liqueur 1/2oz: "Infused" Simple Syrup Rim a chilled rocks glass half with Tajin, and half with coarse salt. Build your cocktail in the glass and stir on ice to chill. Serve with a slice of lime.

- AA

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