Day 71: Green Like a Fox

  • 3/4 oz blanco tequila
  • 3/4 oz pisco
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 green chartreuse
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 1/4 oz maraschino

Occasionally I like to try making something with a liquor I haven’t used in a while. This time I stuck my head into the cabinet and saw the bottle of Pisco.

This cocktail reminds me a lot of a Last Word, but the Pisco and tequila give it a slightly smoky flavor. Very easy drinking.

Day 64: Margarita

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz orange curaçao
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • barspoon agave nectar

Tomorrow at work we’re doing a salsa/guacamole/margarita “contest”. (Basically, we’re all going to win, because we get to have salsa/guacamole/margaritas.) I volunteered to make margaritas (obviously), so I wanted to make a test drink tonight. I already took the bottle of Cointreau in to work today, since I commute by transit and bike and carry a backpack and didn’t want too many bottles in my bag at once. So I made this one with curaçao instead. I really liked this a lot! I even enjoyed the salt rim (I never use salt rims). I hope the Cointreau tomorrow makes them even better.

Day 11: Tequila Sunrise

  • 2 oz blanco tequila
  • 1 barspoon creme de cassis
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  • top with club soda

I came across this the other day when looking for tequila drinks, the first of which was Day 6. I was super surprised by this recipe, since I thought that sunrises were just tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. I thought it looked interesting enough to try. I added more club soda than they specified because it would have been a short drink in a tall glass otherwise.

This seems like a good drink for a hot day. It was fairly sweet, so next time I make it I’ll add more lime and decrease the grenadine.

Day 6: Devil’s Garden

  • 2 oz reposado tequila
  • 1/2 oz mezcal
  • 1/2 oz Cynar
  • 1/2 oz agave
  • juice of one lime
  • sprig of mint and a lime wheel for garnish

Shake all ingredients, then strain into a coupe glass and garnish.


This is the first time I’ve made this. Dane was making a Mexican-inspired salad for dinner and I wanted to make a Mexican-inspired cocktail that wasn’t just a Margarita. I found this recipe for a Devil’s Garden that includes a chipotle-infused mezcal. While that sounded interesting, I didn’t have time to wait for an infusion. Dane loves smokey drinks that aren’t very sweet, so I decided to up the tequila content and lower the agave in the recipe. He was very impressed with this one. I tasted just enough to know it wasn’t to my liking. Mezcal is often too smokey for me, while Cynar is too bitter.

I’m always on the lookout for drinks that include some of my more esoteric liqueurs, so this one is going in the file for Cynar.