Monday, December 28, 2009

Progressive Cocktails

As a lover of cocktails, I am more of a dreamer than a doer. One of my dreams is to develop the tequila-sake martini - but the less said about that, the better.

Another is to develop a series of cocktails, with each one made by adding ingredients to the previous drink. So far, I've only invented one. It goes like this:
  • Take 4 shots (~8 oz) of good tequila - We like Don Patron Reposado
  • Pour 1 shot into a snifter. This is the first cocktail: Tequila shot
  • Pour the remaining 3 shots of tequila into a shaker of ice containing 3 oz triple sec and 3 oz fresh lime juice. Shake.
  • Pour 4 oz into a salt rimmed glass. That's the second cocktail: Margarita
  • Add the remaining 2 margaritas (8 oz) to 6-8 frozen mango juice ice cubes in a blender. Blend.
  • Pour half into a highball glass rimmed with Baby Lucas sweet-and-sour mango candy powder (sounds exotic, but pretty common in our neck of the woods). That's the third cocktail: Frozen Mango Margarita
  • Finally, pour the last eight oz of frozen mango margarita into a large champagne flute and top with sparkling wine: Mango Margarita Sparkler
I'm sorry to say that I've never attempted this cocktail odyssey. I have tried each and every step and can vouch for their flavor and effectiveness. Maybe for New Year's.

1 comment:

Mythical Monkey said...

the tequila-sake martini

That made me laugh out loud, but if you ever perfect it, be sure to post the recipe -- I'll be on it in a heartbeat.