This is a cocktail with true depth, like its namesake. The color comes from the tamarind puree, and the mild bitterness is typical of the fruit the puree is made from. Adding layers of flavor with lime and orange accentuates the complexity of the Reposado.
2 parts El Tesoro Reposado tequila
¾ part fresh lime juice
½ part fresh orange juice
½ part tamarind puree
¼ part agave nectar
Lime Twist for garnish
For the spice rim:
Pinch of ground sea salt
Pinch of dried, crushed ancho chilies
Pinch of crushed demerara sugar
Ice cube tray
How to Mix
Mix salt, ancho chili and demerara sugar to create a spice mix
Use a lime wedge to lightly moisten half of the glass rim
Gently roll one side of the glass in the mixture
Add all the ingredients to a Boston shaker filled with ice
Heat and passion blended. When the sweetness of agave is combined with the heat of chili pepper, the result immediately appeals to the palate. These serrano peppers from Puebla are slightly hotter than jalapeños, but they add a hint of excitement to the passionfruit puree and lime juice. Chili pepper always works with Reposado, bringing out the earthy, peppery notes of the tequila.
Fresh as mint with a traditional twist. This cocktail provides a Mexican twist on the French classic by using the traditional crémant wine and aloe vera liqueur. The aloe plant is very similar to the agave, making for a truly refreshing Collins.