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Dale DeGroff’s Tequila-based cocktails

Please welcome some old favourites as well as some newcomers, as we step into the world of tequia-based cocktails with the world’s best-known expert, Dale DeGroff, King of Cocktails.

 

Margarita

Ingredients

  • 45ml Premium tequila
  • 25ml Cointreau
  • 20ml Fresh lime juice
  • Coarse salt (not iodized)
  • Lime wedge

Method

Rim a large cocktail glass by rubbing the outside of the rim with the lime wedge and dipping it into a saucer of coarse salt. Combine remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into the chilled salted cocktail glass.

Note: for a sweeter drink add 10ml of agave nectar.

 

Copa Verde

A festive gourmet shooter that makes a perfect companion to small bites. The recipe that follows will yield 10 to 12, 45ml shots.

Ingredients

  • 180ml Tequila Ocho Reposado tequila
  • One avocado, ripe, but not too soft, skinned with pit removed
  • 60ml Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 60ml Fresh lime juice
  • 120ml Agave nectar
  • 120ml Water

Method

Combine all ingredients in blender and puree and strain into a pitcher.

To Serve

Pour into a mixing glass with ice and shake well; serve in shot glasses. For a spice ascent, frost rim of glass with blend of chili powder and kosher salt… or just salt.

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