First things first, I don’t think Nuena Tardes is the best name for this drink. Not a huuuge deal, just saying I would have given this smooth easy drinking cocktail a better name! I first came across the recipe in “ The Book of Dangerous Cocktails” by Dylan March and Jennifer Boudinot. I have experimented with the recipe since then to add my own spin, however this recipe is for the original.
What to Expect
The Nuena Tardes is a fairly simple recipe. It uses only one type of spirit (mezcal), with fresh lemon juice and apple juice or cider. When made correctly it will taste like a smooth slightly tart apple juice for adults. This cocktail is VERY easy to drink in my opinion! With that being said let’s dive into the recipe.
Ingredients: Fresh Squeezed lemon juice, apple juice or cider, mezcal 1. Produce 1 oz fresh lemon juice
2. Fill shaker about halfway with ice
3. Add 1 and 1/2 oz of mezcal to shaker along with 5 oz apple juice and 1 oz lemon juice
4. Shake until well chilled and blended
5. Strain into ice filled glass and garnish with lemon wheel if desired