I may have mentioned that spending a month in Mexico gave me a new found love of tequila. I learned about the different types (blanco, reposado, anejo) and more importantly, which is my favorite (reposado, or Cazadores reposado).
The types refer to how long the tequila is aged – blanco is not, reposado is an average of three months, anejo is generally a year or more. Jason liked several brands of anejo, and our checked suitcase was proof, and my favorite continued to be Cazadores.
We tried many.
One of the hotels we stayed with and love has a beautiful restaurant with a talented chef. I promise to tell you more about all of that soon, but right now I am telling you they are the inspiration for this cocktail.
A new favorite cocktail.
4-6 ounces tequila
juice of 2 oranges
juice of 1 lime
juice of 1 jalapeno
1-2 tablespoons agave, to taste
1/4 cup club soda
1 jalapeno, sliced
Juice oranges, lime and one jalapeno. Combine juice with agave, club soda and tequila, pour over ice and garnish with sliced jalapeno.
This final recipe came about after mixing and sipping, mixing and sipping, until I loved what I was tasting. I hope you love it too.