Do you know a bad hombre? During the last Presidential debate in which Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a Nasty Woman he referred to "bad hombres" who crossed the border from Mexico into the United States. Naturally Saturday Night Live made fun of the comment. My friend Chuck suggested I make a Bad Hombre cocktail. There are a couple of versions online, but none of them contain any ingredients from Mexico. My original creation does.
2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila (me gusta Herradura)
1 ounce Kahlua (hecho en Mexico)
2 dashes molé bitters or Condesa bitters from Bittered Sling
The Bad Hombre is a Brave Bull (the tequila version of a Black Russian) with bitters. Considering the toxic nature of the Presidential campaign's political discourse, the Bad Hombre needs bitters. The tequila and bitters you use will have an impact on the drink. If you want a smokier flavor, use reposado tequila and Condesa bitters. If you want a smoother flavor, use blanco tequila and molé bitters. Use Angostura bitters as a last resort.
Do you want musical accompaniment for this cocktail? Possible choices include diverse artists such as George Thorogood ("Bad To The Bone") and Michael Jackson ("Bad"). If you were supposed to shake the Bad Hombre (you shouldn't because it would violate the Hamlet Cocktail Conundrum), you could play "Macho Man" by the Village People (look at the post's subject title again).
Here's a question -- does this post make me El Lobo Loco (the crazy wolf), El Lobo Malo (the bad wolf), or both?