This margarita requires a little more effort but is more than rewarding in the end. The fresh fruit juices make this a refreshing and delicious treat for the ages. This drink does tend to hover on the sweeter side however, you can adjust the juice/ tequila ratio depending on how much you want the reposado tequila to shine through. No matter the occasion I highly recommend adding this drink to your repertoire!
Method: shake and strain
Ingredients: 2 oz reposado tequila, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 6-10 juicy pomegranate seeds, 1 oz fresh passion fruit juice.
- Muddle pomegranate in base of shaker
- Add other ingredients and shake with ice
- Fine strain into chilled margarita glass
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In this blog I’ve explored a couple of classic cocktails that are tried and true. The Copa Verde however, would definitely NOT fit into this category! In fact this drink is part of the new trend of mixing common fresh ingredients with some not so common additives. This creates some very interesting combos to say the least. In fact there have been mixologist in the bay area working too create a range of cocktails using many different vegetables. In this case we will use avocado and thyme to create a fresh tasting drink not far from a margarita.
Method: shake and strain
Ingredients: 2 parts silver tequila, 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice, 1 part water, 1 part agave nectar, 1/4 medium avocado, fresh thyme leaves, salt, water
- Blend lime/lemon juice, water, nectar and avocado
- crush and mix salt and thyme
- dip rim of glass(es) in nectar and coat with salt/thyme mix
- shake avocado mix with ice and tequila
- strain into glass(es)
Many people credit the creation of this delicious pre-prohibition era cocktail to Ngiam Tong Boon. Ngiam Boon was a bartender at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore around 1910 – 1915. However this story is not 100% verified as the drink was not recorded on paper until 1922 by Robert Vermiere. His book “Cocktails and How to Mix Them” refers to the drink as the “straits Sling” and does not reference the Raffles Hotel as the creator. There is another version of this cocktail still listed on the Raffles Hotel menu but I will be focusing on the classic.
Glass: 11 oz sling
Method: build and stir
Ingredients: 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, 2 dashes of orange bitters, 1/2 oz lemon juice, 1/2 Benedictine, 1/2 oz dry cherry brandy, 2 oz gin, soda water,
- Add ingredients to the sling besides the soda water
- Add soda water to top
- Garnish with pineapple and maraschino cherry to garnish
We all know the jam doughnut is a delicious treat, it is also a delicious shot if done correctly. There is no doubt about it this simple drink definitely lives up to it’s name. Perfect for many different occasions it is hard to go wrong with the delicious Jam Doughnut!
Glass: 1 oz shot glass
Ingredients: sugar syrup, granulated sugar, Chambord or raspberry liqueur, Baileys
- sugar rim of shot glass by dipping in sugar syrup, then sugar
- pour 1/4 oz raspberry liqueur ( also try Crème de Mure, Crème de Cassis or Crème de Fraise)
- pour 1/2 oz Baileys
Honestly I’m kind of a history buff I’ve always been somewhat interested in classic cocktails. This one happens to date back to 1888 and was originally created by Henrico C. Ramos. At one point in time it was referred to as the New Orleans Fizz. Apparently Mr. Ramos insisted each cocktail be shaken for ten minutes and actually employed “shaker boys” to rotate this awesome duty. Typically I only shake for two minutes, however If you feel up to the task give it a shot and let me know if it makes a difference!
Ingredients: 2 oz Gin, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz lemon juice/ 1/2 oz sugar syrup, 1/2 oz single cream, 1/2 barspoon of orange flower water, 1/2 egg white, soda water, lemon and lime shavings to garnish if preferred.
- Add ingredients to ice filled shaker (minus soda of course) cap and shake for at least a couple of minutes.
- Strain into ice filled glass and top with soda
*Garnish with lemon and lime shavings (preference)
Being a reposado fan, as well as honey lover, this is one of my all time favorites. This drink was originally created to showcase the smooth, full flavor of reposado tequila. This cocktail is a modern twist on a margarita using honey and honey dew melon to deliver an exceptionally smooth taste. Here is what you will need to create this golden perfection.
Glass: 5 oz martini
Method: shake and fine strain
Recipe: 1 and 1/2 oz of reposado tequila, 1 oz fresh honeydew melon puree, 1/3 oz lime juice, 1 barspoon of honey (adjust to your preferred taste) 1 barspoon of vanilla syrup (adjust to taste as well), ice cubes, honeydew melon to garnish
Simply add all ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with ice, cap with Boston shaker and shake for a few seconds based on preference. After that fine strain into a chilled glass and garnish with honeydew melon and voila! You have just created a delicious drink sure to be a crowd favorite.
Until next time, Cheers!
Welcome to Exotic Splash!
I started this blog out of a passion to bring knowledge to people by introducing new and exciting cocktails. Along the way, I will also bring in some interesting facts and history about each mixed drink. Personally, I love to try new drinks and recipes and I know that many of you feel the same way. So if you’re looking to break the cocktail status quo, then you are definitely in the right place!
Without further adieu lets dive in to our first cocktail.