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Gracias Madre's Maxwell Reis makes Agave Cocktails

Gracias Madre's Maxwell Reis makes Agave Cocktails

Update: 2022-08-19
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Purista Margarita Recipe
Makes 2 cocktails

Chile Salt & Agave Syrup

  • 1/2 cup Himalayan salt
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup boiling water

Cocktails

  • 4 ounces blanco tequila or mezcal
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce agave syrup
  • Chile salt
  • Lime peel or jalapeño slice, for the rim
  1. Make the chile salt: In a small jar, add the salt and chipotle powder. Store covered for up to 1 month.
  2. Make the agave syrup: In a medium jar, add the agave and water and stir until the agave has dissolved into the water. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  3. Make the cocktails: In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the tequila, bitters, lime juice, and 3/4 ounce of the agave syrup. Shake well. Dip two rocks glasses in the chile salt and add ice. Strain the tequila mixture over the ice and garnish with a lime peel or jalapeño.

Oaxacan Cup Recipe

Makes 2 cocktails

Cocktails

  • 4 ounces mezcal
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • 12-16 slices of Persian cucumber (about two cucumbers)
  • 4-6 slices of jalepeño (about 1 chile)
  • 1 1/2 ounces agave syrup (see above)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Chile salt (see above)
  • 1 splash soda water
  1. Make the chile salt: In a small jar, add the salt and chipotle powder. Store covered for up to 1 month.
  2. Make the agave syrup: In a medium jar, add the agave and water and stir until the agave has dissolved into the water. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  3. Muddle cucumbers, lime wedges and jalapeños in a shaker tin. Add agave syrup, mezcal, and ice cubes, and roughly shake.
  4. Add a splash of soda water, then pour contents of shaker tin into two glasses.
  5. Garnish with cucumber wheel and sprinkle of chile salt.

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Lobby Time Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Gracias Madre's Maxwell Reis makes Agave Cocktails

Gracias Madre's Maxwell Reis makes Agave Cocktails

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