Tequila Sonrisa

Tequila Sonrisa 1.75 oz Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila 2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice 1 tsp lime juice 1/4 tsp Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal 0.75 oz rhubarb purée 0.25 oz Campari Fill a 10-ounce goblet or collins glass with ice and add tequila, the orange and lime juices and mezcal. Pass the contents of the glass…

Be Mine

Be Mine 1.75 oz Espolón Reposado 100 % Agave Tequila 1.5 oz ruby red grapefruit juice 0.75 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao Liqueur 1/2 tsp Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal 1/4 tsp rose water Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a rose petal. Since Valentine’s Day is next week,…

Pussyhat, Pussyhat, I Love You

Pussyhat, Pussyhat, I Love You 1 oz Espolón Reposado 100 % Agave Tequila 0.75 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Noyaux Liqueur 0.5 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao Liqueur 0.75 oz half and half 1 egg white Vigorously dry shake ingredients for 30 seconds, then add ice and shake for an additional 25 seconds. Garnish with Crème…

El Cóctel de los Muertos

El Cóctel de los Muertos 1.5 oz Espolón Reposado 100 % Agave Tequila 0.75 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao 0.5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice 0.75 oz copal-smoked raw agave nectar simple syrup (recipe below) 1 drop Calendula extract (I used Herb Pharm Whole Flower Calendula flower extract) Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish…

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’ 2 oz. 100 % Agave Tequila Blanco (I like Espolón) 1.5 oz. raw lemon rosemary syrup (begin 72 hours in advance) 1 egg white Shake vigorously without ice (dry shake), then shake with ice and strain into an 8 oz. coupe. Top with chilled California brut sparkling wine (I used Piper Sonoma Brut)….

Solar Flare

Solar Flare Recipe: 1.5 oz. 100 % Agave Tequila Blanco (I like Espolón) 1 oz. Aperol 2 oz. fresh-squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, strained 1 tsp. blood orange oleo saccharum Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a burnt blood orange slice. I was, perhaps, ill prepared for the unfettered freedom…