Friday, April 4, 2014

Cocktail: Mexican Sage Fizz

Our most recent mission has been to begin building a bar by choosing a new liqueur or liquor each week. This week we decided to get a bottle of reposado tequila. It has a distinct barrel aged flavor sets it apart from its more popular silver counterpart.

The first cocktail that I chose to create with our new acquisition was inspired by a recent trip to a local Italian restaurant. Robbie's cocktail contained muddled sage--which is easily his favorite herb. Herbal cocktails are some of our favorites, but most are flavored with mint or basil. Neither of us are frequent tequila drinkers but the combination of sage and tequila was perfect! Our success with his cocktail has me excited for our future tequila based cocktails! DSC_0764DSC_0766
Mexican Sage Fizz

1 lemon wheel
5 sage leaves
1.5 oz lemon sour
1.5 oz reposado tequila (we used Milagro)
Soda water

Muddle the lemon and sage in the lemon sour. Be rough; the sage should be thoroughly muddled to release its flavor. Add ice and tequila, and shake. Strain over fresh ice into a tumbler and top with soda water. DSC_0771DSC_0753
Sweet potato-mushroom tacos from The Kinfolk Table went perfectly with this drink, but any earthy novelty taco will do. :)