Today’s topic is: Tequila
This is the first time that I write about alcohol in this blog, so this is a big deal for me. I LOVE a good cocktail and Holidays call for celebratory drinks so why not start now? I don’t think I will post this type of recipes often because this is not my field, but 2020 Holiday Season needs this so here it is, PLUS I got help today! Such AWESOME help!
I was in Chicago a couple years ago doing media work for an event (James Beard Awards, read everything about it here) and decided to make reservations at The Office, the speakeasy bar located just below The Aviary, from the Alinea Group. This was by far the best bar experience of my life and 90% of that is because of Luka Drca, one of the most talented bartenders I’ve seen that was serving that afternoon. All I have to say to you is, follow this guy on Instagram but also just to know wherever he goes.
I asked Luka for some fun and simple recipes to add to my Thanksgiving Menu and his contribution is just DELICIOUS. I am not sure if this recipe will give you a hint of my main dish (still to come) but man, we LOVE our Tequila.
Huge SHOUT OUT to every single bartender out there, for their dedication and the effort they all put into making experiences just memorable for all of us. PLEASE.TIP.THEM.WELL.
Before you read the word “jalapeño” in the list of ingredients I want you not to freak out, this is not a spicy drink and the chile is just there for flavor.
½ inch of jalapeño.
½ of a medium grapefruit.
½ oz of agave syrup.
The juice of ½ lime.
1 oz of your favorite white tequila.
Use a shaker to muddle the jalapeño and grapefruit together until all juices are released.
Add the agave syrup, lime juice, tequila and some ice cubes to the shaker and shake for about 10 seconds.
Fill up an old-fashioned glass with crushed ice and add the mixture directly from the shaker.
Top the glass with tonic water. Luka says you can also top it with either cucumber tonic or with grapefruit topo chico.
Garnish with some rolled up grapefruit peel and serve cold! Just go ahead and make this cocktail recipe over the weekend I mean; you have to practice before thanksgiving, right? Tag me if you make it.
Huge and proper acknowledgement and credits to Luka for creating this recipe for my Thanksgiving Menu!