Friday, February 6, 2009

agave punch

2 oz Sauza Tequila
1/2 oz Ruby Port
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice and pour into a rocks glass, ice and all. Garnish with an orange wedge. Measurements were estimates since they were all free poured.

Last night, Andrea and I went over to the Highland Kitchen to meet up with Scott Holliday for his post-work drink. Behind the bar were Joe McGuirk and Beau, and I asked Joe to make me the Agave Punch off of their menu. It would normally be a drink I would not be interested in ordering; however, the presence of the ruby port intrigued me especially in conjunction with the tequila. The port did serve to provide a nice mouth-fullness to the drink that would have otherwise been a thinner tequila sour. Moreover, it also added some depth and complexity to the fruit flavors. The one recipe I found online for this drink had an upped amount of citrus and simple syrup (with a very similar ratio between the three), and about the same amount of tequila and port as the recipe above. I think the pleasant effect of the port would have been lost in that recipe as opposed to the one Joe made me, so the modification was rather appreciated.


cherie... said...

may be making some of this later for my daughter's 24th birthday and housewarming...thanks for sharing x

frederic said...

Enjoy! In case you're wondering what the recipe I found online is, it's:

Agave Punch
• 1 1/2 oz tequila
• 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
• 1/2 oz simple syrup
• 2 oz fresh orange juice
• 1/2 oz ruby port
• orange slices for garnish
• 2 dark grapes for garnish

A bit more juice and simple syrup heavy (relative to the tequila and port), so depending on what focus your collective taste buds are after...