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“Tis the time for summer barbecues and summer cocktails.
Here are some pics from a recent BBQ I attended (more specifically, it was my sister-in-law’s birthday). Along with these pics, you’ll also find a little cocktail recipe for a drink that I was making that afternoon/evening. I cannot say that I am the one that came up with the idea. A good pal, Anne Gray, brought the ingredients with the intention of putting me to work. She asked for a margarita variation using serrano pepper and cilantro, and a margarita using serrano pepper and cilantro did I give to her.
1 1/2 oz. Lunazul Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. agave syrup (1:1 agave nectar:water)
handful of cilantro leaves
1 round slice of serrano pepper
Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle the pepper and cilantro in the lime and syrup. Then add remaining ingredients with ice and shake well. Strain over ice into a highball glass w/ optional salt rim.
Garnish: lime wedge
*This can easily be batched up to serve multiple people. Just do a little math and increase the proportions accordingly. For more specific instructions, just shoot me an email.