Friday, 27 May 2016

Friday Cocktail: A Berry Mexican Muddle

Photo by Asha Yoganandan

What do you do when you suddenly find yourself with 13 bottles of tequila? I know, a very common situation you’ve all found yourselves in many times before...

While the suggestions for bathing in it (complete with salt – of the bath variety – and lime – flavoured bubbles), or seeing how far I could get past ‘one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor’ were a little bit tempting (they weren’t), I thought I would use the opportunity to get jiggery with it, and mix up some tequila cocktails.

We've got the long nights, it's a bit warmer, and flash flooding aside, summer is here! So to toast those summer nights, this cocktail is a little sweet, tangy, and refreshing (and apologies, but it’s really easy to drink). 

A Berry Mexican Muddle recipe (serves one)

50ml tequila blanco (I used Herradura)
25ml lime juice
10ml agave syrup (which you can find in the sugar area of big supermarkets)
4 blackberries
3 raspberries
8 sage leaves
1 small sprig of thyme

Shake it!
1. Muddle the blackberries, raspberries, sage leaves and time in a cocktail shaker.
2. Add a generous handful of ice cubes to the shaker.
3. Pour the tequila, lime juice and agave syrup in.
4. Shake, shake, shake... shake, shake, shake... shake that shaker (and booty if you so wish).
5. Strain into a tumbler filled with crushed ice, and garnish with a blackberry and thyme sprig.

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