Tequila Mix
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Tequila Mix
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.62 / 5
The Tequila Mix is a vibrant cocktail that combines the bold flavor of Tequila Añejo with the tartness of fresh lime juice and the sweetness of grenadine, creating a well-rounded ... more The Tequila Mix is a vibrant cocktail that combines the bold flavor of Tequila Añejo with the tartness of fresh lime juice and the sweetness of grenadine, creating a well-rounded and appealing drink. Tequila Añejo, known for its rich, complex flavors due to extended aging, brings a depth to the cocktail, which is balanced by the brightness of the lime and the fruitiness of the grenadine. A dash of Angostura Bitters adds an additional layer of flavor complexity, introducing subtle notes of herbs and spices. Traditionally served in a chilled cocktail glass, the Tequila Mix presents a harmonious blend of sweetness, acidity, and the distinctive aged tequila character that makes it an enjoyable choice for a variety of palates.
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Tequila Añejo
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20% | 1.8 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Tequila Mix is a masterful celebration of contrasts, combining Tequila Añejo's rich, woody undertones with the zing of lime juice and the sweet touch of grenadine. The dash of Angostura Bitters intricately weaves in a subtle spice, perfectly rounding out the edges and enhancing the tequila's aged complexity, resulting in a cocktail that's both bold and harmoniously balanced.

Method
How to make a Tequila Mix

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake vigorously until the outside of the cocktail shaker becomes frosted, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is Tequila Añejo and how does it affect the taste of the Tequila Mix?

Tequila Añejo is aged tequila that has been matured in oak barrels for a period of one to three years. This aging process imparts a smoother, more complex flavor compared to younger tequilas. In the Tequila Mix, Añejo adds depth, warmth, and a slight oakiness to the cocktail, elevating its taste profile and making it more suited for sipping.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of tequila if I don't have Tequila Añejo?

Yes, you can substitute another type of tequila if Tequila Añejo is not available. However, keep in mind that the flavor profile will change. Blanco or Silver tequila will make the cocktail crisper and more agave-forward, while Reposado tequila will lend a milder oakiness compared to Añejo but still retain some complexity. The choice depends on your taste preference.

FAQ

What is the significance of the Angostura Bitters in the Tequila Mix?

Angostura Bitters play a crucial role in adding complexity and depth to the Tequila Mix. Even in small quantities, bitters can significantly enhance the drink's flavor profile by introducing bitter, spicy, and herbal notes. These balance the sweetness of the grenadine and the sharpness of the lime juice, creating a more rounded and interesting cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Tequila Mix?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Tequila Mix can be made by substituting the Tequila Añejo with a non-alcoholic spirit that has a similar flavor profile, such as a non-alcoholic agave-based spirit. You can still use lime juice, grenadine, and a dash of Angostura Bitters (which has a negligible amount of alcohol) to retain the original cocktail's character.

FAQ

How do I properly serve the Tequila Mix in a cocktail glass?

To properly serve the Tequila Mix in a cocktail glass, first, chill the glass by filling it with ice or placing it in the freezer for a few minutes. Next, combine the lime juice, grenadine, Tequila Añejo, and a dash of Angostura Bitters in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well until the mixture is chilled, then strain into the chilled cocktail glass. Optionally, you can garnish with a lime wheel or zest to add a decorative touch and a burst of aroma.

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